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Student Success in Online Learning

Tips and techniques to support student learning and success in the online environment

What is your preferred learning style or styles?


Aural, or Auditory Learners, learn best through hearing.

  • Listening
  • Spoken word
  • “tell me”
  • “lets talk it over”
  • Spoken instructions

Kinesthetic, or Tactile Learners absorb information best by doing, experiencing, touching, moving or being active in some way.

  • Enjoy demonstrations
  • Doing
  • Practical hands on experiences
  • Like to experiment

Visual Learners (65% of the population), learn best by seeing.

  • Pictures
  • Diagrams
  • Demonstrations
  • Displays
  • Handouts
  • Films
  • Watching someone else do it first


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