Students approach learning in various ways. Some of the most common learning styles that you should be thinking about while designing your courses are auditory, visual, and kinesthetic:
- Auditory learners process and retain information best through listening and speaking.
- Visual learners understand information best through images and graphic organizers.
- Kinesthetic learners prefer hands-on learning.
These categories are broad, and students’ preferential learning styles will overlap and vary by topic. Create learning experiences that use or mix learning styles to accommodate all students and reinforce learning outcomes.