Join Aaron Quigley for an in-depth discussion in this video How do you learn best?, part of Gaining Skills with LinkedIn Learning.
- [Narrator] Every person is unique in how they learn best. And LinkedIn Learning was created to be personalized to your individual learning style. In this video, I'll give you a quick overview of how to customize LinkedIn Learning to match your particular learning style. Now the first thing I'd like to show you, and this is for our visual learners out there, is that there's a transcript that allows you to read along with what the instructor is saying. Here, on a course page, I'm gonna scroll down to directly below the player window and I can access the transcript on the transcript tab. The transcript is not just text, but it's actually a smart and interactive transcript that allows us to quickly find what we're looking for inside of a movie.
As I start playing this movie, you'll notice that there's blue highlights that actually follow along with parts of the sentences of what the instructor's saying. Let's take a look. - Hi, I'm Karl Kapp and I've spent my entire career studying... - [Narrator] These blue sections are actually clickable links that will jump us to a specific part of this particular course. For example, if I'm trying to understand how students and learners need to be active and engaged, I can click on this particular sentence and now when I play this video, it'll start at that precise section. - [Karl] Students and learners need to be active, engage...
- [Narrator] Using this transcript allows you to quickly read through the learning so you can jump around and find the spot that's perfect for you. Now, to take this one step further for our visual learners, we can also choose to turn on closed captions by using the Closed Caption button in the player control panel. This will be very similar to reading the transcript, except for it'll actually overlay the text onto the video player so you can read along while watching the instructor. This also transitions us into the player window itself, so we can talk about our visual learners and how they can utilize this space. One thing that's important for visual learners, and actually all learners, is to help reduce distractions.
And there's a few things we can do to help us do that. In the basic layout, on the left-hand side of the screen, I have the Table of Contents for this course and on the right-hand side of the screen I have the player. If I'd like, I can click the Layout button, in the upper right-hand corner, and actually toggle between having the player full screen, so no longer looking at the transcript. For some people the transcript and trying to read ahead at where the learning's going, can be a distraction. Again, I can take this one step further by also going full screen by clicking the full screen icon in the bottom right-hand corner. To get out of full screen, I can either hit the escape key or, once again, click on the full screen icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
And finally, for our kinesthetic learners out there, a lot of courses come with exercise files. For example, let's head over to a software such as Captivate. Here, on Captivate 9 Essential Training, as I scroll down below the player window, I'll see a tab for Exercise Files. Exercise Files are a way for you to kinesthetically follow along with what the instructor's teaching you. You can download the files, open up the specific file version that they're working with in a particular movie and actually make the same mouse clicks to have the same result so you can really take that learning and commit it to memory.
Now most people are not exclusively auditory, visual or kinesthetic learners, but are some combination of the three. And the features of LinkedIn Learning can be utilized when you want and you can customize your learning experience to match your particular situation or learning preference. Including listening to LinkedIn Learning courses on your commute or silently watching with Closed Captions when sound isn't an option.
- Finding the right skills to learn
- Making a learning game plan
- Knowing your learning style
- Making learning stick
- Adding certificates to your profile
Skill Level Beginner
What was changed when the course was updated 02//09/2017?
Updates were made to the following topics: malleable intelligence, setting a learning goal, active vs. passive learning, and joining the online conversation.