With any form of education, people naturally adopt different learning styles and techniques – and it is no different for online training.
Learners could exhibit a wide range of behaviours when accessing web resources, and it is important for both employers and providers of this kind of education to take into account the varying needs individuals have.
As research from Virginia Commonwealth University states, “good teachers recognise that individual learner differences can affect the outcomes of educational experiences”.
If people do not receive learning tailored to these distinctions, it is likely that the education delivered won’t be as effective or long-lasting.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development blog has pointed to a whitepaper outlining several different e-learning styles that are beginning to emerge, showing that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is out of date and unreliable.