Four Methods For Setting Up A Distance Learning Course For Visual Learners

Distance learning courses that assign reading and assignments may be easy for those who learn well by reading. If you have visual learners in distance courses, you may find that they need a little bit more in order to pick up on the material that you are teaching in your e-courses. Here are four different types of materials and learning aids that you should add to your learning management system for visual learners.

Whiteboard videos

Just like teachers would traditionally write on a blackboard to show examples to teachers, there are virtual whiteboards that will allow you to do the same. On the virtual whiteboard, you will be able to record your voice, as well as perform illustrations or writing on the whiteboard. This can provide specific examples for those who are visual learners. Provide several examples on a whiteboard video of complex concepts to aid in learning for your students. 

Give real life examples

Sometimes a real life example can help with a visual learner's imagination. Provide real-life examples of concepts that you are trying to explain in order to make the learning easier for someone who uses visualization to comprehend. Finding current news stories, products, or social phenomena that relates to your lessons. This way visual learners have the ability to real life examples to look at if they need further clarification for lessons. 

Upload your own notes

If you work out problems or have your own notes from readings and classroom materials, you should upload these to help those who learn more visually. Students who have issues connecting through written material may benefit from outlines or short note clips that others have pointed out from the readings. Have everyone from the class upload a paragraph, an illustration, or a current event that relates to the current lessons. This will give you a good idea on how all of the students are grasping the materials and if anyone needs help.

Send video clips

Rather than assigning reading, assigning videos is a possibility to aid in visual learning. A 30-minute video may be able to provide more information than many students can read within 30 minutes. Like television, a video is often capable or receiving a person's undivided attention. Find lectures or videos produced on the current lessons that you are teaching and assign these for your class. This will give visual learners something to concentrate on and allow those who prefer to listen to lessons the ability to stream the lesson on a phone will taking notes or doing other activities. 

For more tips, talk to a learning management system professional like Kristi Grisby.