December 2, 2015.

Education and Training have clearly embraced the multi-sensory learning world — and, with good reason.

“Technology is the ultimate carrot for students. It’s something they want to master. Learning to use it enhances their self-esteem and makes them excited about coming to school. The computer can be an empowering tool to students. They have a voice and it’s not in any way secondary to anybody else’s voice. It’s an equal voice. So that’s incredibly positive. Motivation to use technology will be very high. In many classes, students choose to work on their technology-based projects during recess or lunch periods. Teachers also frequently cite technology’s motivational advantages in providing a venue in which a wider range of students can excel.” (Ashford University)

“Many of the foundation skills and competencies — later, so critical to the workplace — can be achieved through the use of technology in the classroom, K-12 and beyond. Students using technology demonstrate any number of improvements: more confidence, higher motivation, peer mentoring, collaboration, and enhanced self-esteem.” (Means)

“They are also able to handle more complex tasks and “acquire a basic understanding of how various classes of computer tools behave, and a confidence about being able to learn to use (the) new tools” that they will encounter in the years ahead.” (Means)

“Compared to conventional classrooms with their stress on verbal knowledge and multiple-choice test performance, technology provides a very different set of challenges and different ways in which students can demonstrate what they understand” (Means).

“. . . students watch less television, while improving problem-solving and critical thinking skills . . . technology rich schools report higher attendance and fewer dropouts” (Benefits of Technology Use).

And, so it is proving to be in our adult workplace working world. Organizations that are moving from “live instruction” to the many benefits of multi-sensory learning are leaping ahead.

Multi-sensory learning offers privacy to the adult learner, ease of use, scheduling flexibility, and stands ready to offer initial or refresher training as needed.

The world is changing. And, both the reading fluent and the less adept readers will benefit from the technology advances that are available with multi-sensory learning today. (Optional word-for-word audio is rapidly becoming the norm.)

And for these many reasons, when creating or choosing to purchase e-Learning, be certain the courseware you select is rooted in full-motion video, graphic animations and optional word-for-word audio.

Multi-sensory learning has become the better approach to education and training, particularly when skills acquisition is the ultimate goal.

More on Monday – – –

— Bill Walton, co-Founder, ITC Learning (Mondays & Wednesdays)


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