Week 3 – Discussion 2
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Enhancing employees’ knowledge through training and development is crucial in today’s marketplace. Employees who receive training will improve their skills, gain knowledge, and perform their daily work more effectively and efficiently. In turn, those employees tend to stay engaged, remain motivated, improve performance, and help the organization stay competitive.
However, the implementation of the proper strategy for employee learning is a challenge for most organizations. In the majority of organizations there is a diversity of learners, and different employees learn better through different learning styles. Such leaning styles need to be taken into consideration when planning a training program.
Go to “What’s your learning style? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” and take the learning style quiz. (This is the quiz you took in the Week 1 Post Your Introduction)
Post your quiz results and discuss your learning style. Additionally, address the following implications of knowing a person’s learning style:
- What type of training most appeals to people with a similar learning style to you?
- What methods of instruction work best with your learning style group?
- What method of instruction is a challenge for this learning style group?
Your initial post should include at least one scholarly source to support your ideas. Respond to the quiz results of at least two of your classmates.
2:24pmJul 20 at 2:24pm
After taking this quiz, I realized that there isn’t two people that have the same learning style. It is like our own personal identity in how we receive and interpret information. People tend to interpret information by the personal learning styles. There are three learning styles that categorize how a person learns. They include auditory, visual, and tactile. Auditory learning style entails those individuals who learn best by listening. However, visual learners need to see the information displayed in front of them. Tactile learners, on the other hand, learn through experiences—they must be involved in some fashion to interpret information.
My personal results revealed that I am 55% an auditory learner. Per Vincent, auditory learners must be able to hear what is being said to understand and may have difficulty with instructions that are drawn but if the writing is in a logical order it can be easier to understand. They also use their listening and repeating skills to sort through the information that is sent to them (2001). I realized that I must repeat information aloud or listen to it verbatim to comprehend what is being said. I, now, know why I love audiobooks so much. It wasn’t because of the convenience of listening to books to carrying a physical one. However, it was the ability to retain information as opposed to reading a hard copy.
The type of training that most auditory learners tend to gravitate to is one on one conferences or audio conferences—some type of dialogue where the individual can receive and interpret information and can recollect information. The methods of instruction that works best with my learning style group is listening to information that has been recorded. I have attempted time and time again to read the contents in a book. However, it is not until I hear the information that it sticks—the keywords and phrases just seem to penetrate. While listening to information is the best form of me learning additional information, being able to listen and take notes is not a strong suit that I acquire. I tend to miss valuable information or not take enough notes to retain what was being said.
Being an auditory learner, I understand that there are certain ways that works for me and some ways that it just won’t work. I think that if we truly understand and realize what our learning styles are, it would be beneficial and make me a better person in the long run.
Vincent, A.; Ross, D. (2001). “Learning Style Awareness”. Journal of Research on Computing in Education 33: 1–10.
Youssef-Morgan, C.M. (2014). Strategic Human Resource Management: Concepts, Controversies, and Evidence-based Applications, [Electronic Version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu
2:49pmJul 20 at 2:49pm
Unquestionably, enhancing employees’ knowledge through training and development is crucial to today’s marketplace. According to Youssef-Morgan (2014), Training is a process that provides employees with opportunities to obtain the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that enable them to perform their current job-related duties more effectively and responsibly (Chapt.8). While, I believe that there are some skills and experience employees should already possess, the investment companies make in their employees is fostering a learning and professional growth environment. My results from the “What’s your learning style?Quiz are the following: Auditory:35%, Visual:50% and Tactile:15%.
What type of training most appeals to people with a similar learning style to you?
Unquestionably, being a visual learner the type of training that appeals to us are PowerPoint presentations, videos, diagrams, physical demonstrations and mind maps. The training can does not totally have to exclude words, but certainly must have interactive visuals. “Visual learners’ best learn through visual teaching techniques like charts, tables, videos, pictures, flash cards, handout etc.” (Sultana, 2015).
What methods of instruction work best with your learning style group?
The methods of instruction that works best with visual learners are the following: use writing boards to write down important points, motivate learners to highlight important points from the text, use abacuses for teaching mathematics and flash cards.
What method of instruction is a challenge for this learning style group?
The method of instruction that would be challenge for visual learners is sole lecturing without visuals. According to the What’s You Learning Style Quiz, visual learner need to see things, not just hear things, to learn well.
Youssef-Morgan, C. M., & Stark. E. (2014). Strategic human resource management: Concepts, controversies, and evidence-based applications. San Diego, CA:
Sultana, N., Kubra, B., & Khan, U. A. (2015). EFFECT OF VISUAL STYLE-BASED INSTRUCTION ON LEARNERS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT ELEMENTARY LEVEL. Gomal University Journal of Research, 31(2), 146-155.