What Are Learning Modalities

You may have come across the whole idea of learning styles. Auditory, visual to name two. You may have had experience developing for specific learning styles or you may be familiar with something like VARK.

Introduction to VARK

The acronym VARK stands for Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning information.

I wanted to include these articles and video here as we need to start considering the different modalities as we design our experience.

There are references to tools and delivery in these articles, but we need to consider these as we begin our design process.

(The Right) Learning Modalities To Deliver Digital Learning: (Part 1 – 5)

These articles are on the eLearning Industry website

If you’re scrambling to get training online, you may be confused about your options.
Evidence shows that you’ll likely need both asynchronous (self-paced) and synchronous (live) tools to support different instructional needs.

I begin this series with a discussion of these tools and blending them.

I also wanted to include the link to the about page for the site that this article appears on. We do refer to this site for several articles throughout this course.

eLearning Industry About Us

Learning Styles – A Complete Myth

I like to include counter arguments to get the conversation going. What are your thoughts on Learning Styles?