More on Learner Types: 4MAT Model

In my last post, I shared that we need to focus more on cognitive styles of learners rather than their learning preferences. In this post, I further share on learner types categorized in 4Mat model (created by Bernice McCarthy) and how we could apply it in eLearning design. I’ve created a visual summary of 4Mat below.

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Learners, in 4Mat model, are categorized into four types. To design a memorable course and achieve learning transfer it is necessary that we allow learners to experience all four of them by creating a learning experience cycle in our course design. Most of us are one or two types of the quadrants, but in order to retain the information and use it in real life in different contexts, we have to experience all four quadrants of 4Mat learner types.

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