Cognitive Styles in Learning Design

Most of us when being trained or studying instructional design have been told to take learner’s learning styles or preferences into consideration. This has made us think that we must design eLearning courses which have to cater for visual and auditory learners, or even kinesthetic ones. While this is a very good thing, I feel we are going to extremes about this. Let me share with you why I think so.

Some time ago, I met the L&D director of a top-tier company. She shared they were facing issues with the performance of new hires and they were thinking of using eLearning to train them. But her concern was that they didn’t have any graphic designers and had to outsource some good ones. She said the courses must be “amazing looking” so the staff will be enticed to go through them!!

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