HOW DO YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO LEARN?

How do you like to learn or eat a cupcake?

 

 

Today I’m using the analogy of ‘How people eat their cupcakes’ for how they like to learn and receive information.  In order to facilitate an engaging online learning experience, you should consider a variety of learning types. People also tend to facilitate in the way they like to receive information (so be aware of this). Think about ways you can sprinkle in a variety of learning engagement.  That being said, first and foremost you must have great content!

 

 

 

We’re all different…

 

 

People have different learning preferences, therefore when we are crafting our presentations for online learning adding variety is key. Adding different aspects into our training materials ensures we reach the variety in our audience.  It’s like eating a cupcake…some people like to dig right into the frosting on top, others enjoy some of the cake first and there are those who split the cake in half, put it on top of the frosting like a sandwich.   A great analogy to think about, in relation to how people like to learn.

 

 

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Consider Diverse Learning Preferences

 

 

Some people learn best by hearing, some by seeing and others by doing (as just three examples).  In order to accommodate everyone, you will have to plan different aspects for your online presentation. If you add elements to encourage engagement, you will find that people will respond favourably.  Adding polls to your meeting, offering interesting visuals in your slides, reading and describing your slides, and using chat or annotation are just a few examples.  To reach the social learners you can include breakout rooms to have your participants engage in role-playing practice what you are training.

 

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Be sure to “sprinkle” the different learning aspects throughout your presentation so you can ensure that everyone will feel included, interested and engaged (no matter what their learning preference is).  Hands-on activities, visual elements and auditory aspects will create a variety that will appeal to everyone.  Just like eating the cupcake an individual way, your participants will feel like you have customized content to include them.

 

There are ways to “layer in” different elements so that everyone can absorb your material in a way that sparks their interest.  Some like to get right to the content, while others prefer activities, therefore when organizing your presentation, plan to switch things up at regular intervals.

 

 

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Can you please everyone? 

 

 

As hard as we try to keep everyone engaged and interested…when you look at your evaluations after the meeting is over, you may find that some will say it was too long, some too short and others will say it was just right.  It’s like the story of The Three Bears, when designing training materials, do your best to provide information in unique ways in order to keep participants involved and intrigued.  If we add a variety of engagement elements, your participants will all get what they need to remember the content.

 

 

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HOW DO YOU LIKE TO LEARN OR EAT A CUPCAKE?

 

 

 

 

I hope you found these tips and tutorial helpful!  Creating the most engaging and diverse presentations will ensure that your attendees leave your meeting feeling like you have provided them with a fantastic and worthwhile experience!

 

My goal with blogs and videos, is to provide lightbulb learning opportunities that will help you create a more memorable online learning experience for your participants.

 

 

Here’s the link I promised in the beginning about – How to Layer Engagement

In case you missed it, please check out his fantastic blog and video as well!  Tech Tools & Quick Pro Tips to Increase Engagement Online

 

 

 

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