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Utilize Your Learning Style: Maximize Your Success Potential

Discover your learning style and improve your study time efficiency and effectiveness.
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Created by Sheree Custred
Last updated 11/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Know the learning process
Understand your learning style
Discover strategies matching your style
Explore effective study practices
Be better prepared to be a Life-long Learner
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  • All you will need to bring to this course is a desire to know how you learn most naturally and effectively.

Course Description

In this course you will learn how to use your learning style to process what you learn in a more effective and efficient manner. At the end of this course, you will know your learning style and understand how to optimize this natural style to maximize your study time.

Harness Your Learning Style To Attain Your Goals

  • Know how the learning process works
  • Understand your learning style
  • Discover study strategies that match your style
  • Explore effective study practices
  • Be better prepared to be a Life-long Learner

Embrace Your Innate Learning Style And Discover Your Possibilities

Technology has made it possible for information to be exchanged instantly; you must stay current on the latest information or risk becoming obsolete. Survival in today’s world means being a life-long learner. Maximizing your potential for success by understanding your learning style is a giant step forward.

Comprehending how the learning process works is necessary, if you are to utilize your natural learning style. Once you understand how you learn best, you can create a learning environment that enhances the learning process. Ultimately, this will lead you to get more out of the time you study while improving your experience.

Content and Overview

This 75 minute course includes 22 lectures covering the foundations of the learning process, specific learning styles and strategies you can use to best utilize your unique style.

We will begin by focusing on some key terminology before we will explore how the brain receives and retrieves information. Next, we will discover the characteristics of specific the learning styles of the aural, auditory and kinesthetic learner. By this point, you will know your learning style.

Utilizing your learning style is enhanced when you have good study skills. Thus, you will have the opportunity to explore methods of study that best correlate with your specific learning style. Finally, we will look at some common tasks necessary for the life-long learner to master. These include goal setting, agendas, time management, reading for information and taking notes.

Once you complete this course, you will understand how the brain processes information, your personal learning style and study strategies that match your style, so that you can maximize your success potential by being a successful life-long learner.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for Life-long Learners who are seeking to increase their study time efficiency & study skill effectiveness. They need to be eager to explore the mechanics of learning, learning styles, specific strategies for specific styles & effective study practices.
  • This course is not for those who have no desire to improve their current learning proficiency or who have a good understanding of the learning process.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 29 Lectures Collapse All 29 Lectures 01:20:51
Course Introduction
2 Lectures 03:41

In this opening lecture, I will briefly introduce myself. Then we cover the benefits of understanding your learning style and the sequence of this course. It is important that you complete the activities to understand your personal learning style.

Preview 03:41

This activity is to help you focus your attention, as you explore your strength and weakness; your skills and abilities; what motivates you and how you prefer to learn.

Activity: Self-Assessment
1 page
Understanding the Learning Process
5 Lectures 20:49

In this lecture, you will learn the definition of key terms of the learning process, while looking at the concept of motivation.

Preview 04:43

Understanding the role your senses play in the gathering of information is the focus of this lecture.

Receiving Information

There are three types of memory and in this lecture; you will explore the role of each of these forms of memory.

Retaining Information

Organizing and retrieving our memories is an essential part of the learning process; we will look into these elements in this lecture.

Retrieving Information

In this section’s final lecture, we review the major aspects of the learning process.

Learning Process Summary

This activity will help you to understand how well you retained the information presented about the learning process.

Learning Process Quiz
7 questions
Knowing Your Learning Style
5 Lectures 13:13

In this lecture, you will learn the definition of a learning style, why they are important and which ones are the most common.

Preview 02:51

Using examples, you will learn the role your senses play in your learning style, in this lecture.

Learning Style and Receiving Information

This lecture focuses on organizing and processing information.

Learning Style and Processing Information

In order to clarify your understanding, this lecture allows you to explore what Visual, Aural or Kinesthetic learners might say to themselves.

What the Learner Thinks

You will follow a link to one of two learning style evaluations. After completing the evaluation, it will be scored for you and your results will be immediate.

Activity: Learning Style Evaluation
Discovering Specific Learning Strategies
5 Lectures 12:50

This section's first lecture focuses characteristics of specific learning style to help you maximize your learning style.

Utilizing Your Learning Style

Strategies for visual learners are the focus of this lecture.

Visual Strategies

Strategies for aural learners are the focus of this lecture.

Aural Strategies

Strategies for kinesthetic learners are the focus of this lecture.

Kinesthetic Strategies

In this lecture, we review why using strategies that enhance your learning style is important when studying.

Learning Strategies Summary

This activity will help you to understand how well you retained the information presented about learning styles.

Learning Style Quiz
8 questions
Exploring Effective Study Practices
9 Lectures 21:57

Good study skills are essential for the life-long learner. In this lecture, you will be shown some tried and true ideas.

Good Study Skills

Learning the importance and process of setting goals is the topic of this lecture. We will specifically focus on SMART goals.

Goal Setting

In this lecture, we will focus on time management and creating effective agendas.

Time Management

You will discover the elements of the SQ3R method to use when you are reading for information. This is a proven technique for improving your reading comprehension.

Reading For Informatiion

You will learn the trusted Cornell method of note taking, in this lecture. This is method has been shown to be effect for both the organization and review of information.

Note Taking

Here is an example of one of my SMART goals.

Writing Your SMART Goal

At the start of this course, I said measuring success begins with a goal. Now it is time for you to create a specific goal.

Activity: Write Your SMART Goal
1 page

Supplementary Material
1 page

Supplementary Material
1 page
Course Conclusion
3 Lectures 04:12

This final lecture will review what we have covered during the course including the role of your senses, memory basics, learning styles, strategies and study practices. You will also be provided with additional resources and references.

Course Conclusion

Here are the references I used in the creation of this course.


Here are links to good websites where you can learn more about each of the topics we covered.

Addiitonal Resources
About the Instructor
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Psychologist, Professor, Missionary, and Administrator

Hi, I lead a rather simple life and it is a life I love. I reside in the house my great-great grandparents built in the 1880’s. Prior to living here, I was serving as a Missionary in Asia where I was teaching English to students both young and old. It was a delightful experience, which I will forever treasure. I am happy to be home to support and encourage my sons while loving my grandchildren. In addition to teaching with Udemy, I teach at an Online University and I am a Psychology Professor at a traditional local college. I also continue to teach in Asia via the internet on a weekly basis.

In the past, I worked as a Special Education teacher in a larger inner city school. As you can see, I really love teaching; it has become my passion, when I teach I feel energized. I remember as a young child being asked what I wanted to do when I grew up and I always thought - if someone would pay me to go to school, I would be happy. I think teaching was my answer to prayer.

Prior to entering the teaching field, I served as a psychologist and administrator at a juvenile detention facility. Before that, I worked as an administrator and caseworker with the severely mentally ill. Initially I worked in a facility for emotionally disturbed adolescent boys and this fueled my career path to working and teaching troubled youth.

I hold a Master of Science in School Psychology and when combined with my experience I have learned a great deal, about how people learn. I actually wrote my thesis on Birth Order and Learning Style. My passion for this study has never waned through the years. I hope you are able to find your passion and find an unending source of satisfaction as you embrace it.

I believe that a life of service is fulfilling and in keeping with that concept, I have tried to serve those around me as often as is possible. The opportunity to learn from others as they learn from me is a life altering experience. I also enjoy doing other volunteer work and feel as if every time I serve I get the gift of relationship.

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