There are many different types of learners and it’s important for both teachers and students to be able to identify which category someone falls into. If you’re a teacher, specifically imparting online training, you want to attract the learners that are enthusiastic, that are motivated to take your course and will give you great feedback.
However, it’s also a great idea to angle your content towards some learning categories that struggle with online learning and address the reasons why.
The same goes for students, it’s great if you’re in the category that wants to learn and works hard to get through learning obstacles. However, not everyone falls into those categories and if you’re honest with yourself and identify that you’re in a group that struggles with learning – but still want to increase your knowledge, then now’s the time to address this and try to get motivated about improving yourself.
The below infographic by Shift, details the 10 different types of learners and what their approach to learning is.
What are the Different Types of Learners?
10 Types of Learners You Can Run into When Imparting Online Training
Text Version of Infographic:
- Confident Learners
They believe they are capable of anything.
They seek out information to enhance their knowledge.
- Emotional Learners
They want to feel an attachment to the course either through the instructor or through the content.
- Integrated Learners
They have high standards for both themselves and others.
- Unmotivated Learners
They lack enthusiasm, never exceed expectations and are likely to drop courses.
- Risk Takers
They enjoy exploring new ideas and discussing complex questions.
- Surprised Learners
They lack self-confidence and are usually unaware of their inability to work independently.
- Motivated Learners
They have specific goals and are willing to work hard to overcome any difficulty.
- Dependent Learners
They work diligently, frequently ask for help and feel insecure about their answers.
- Experiential Learners
They are easily frustrated, have low-self confidence, and often produce low-quality work lacking originality.