Computer Applications Lesson Plans and Auditory Learning
Auditory learners achieve the greatest success by learning through hearing.
But, an auditory learner does more than just listen. They are in tune to tone and rhythm, and associate memory with sound.
If you are developing computer applications lesson plans, you need to ensure you include all types of learners.
Computer Applications Lesson Plans: Include Auditory Learners
As you develop computer applications lesson plans, think music and rhythm. Putting curriculum to music is a fabulous way to reach auditory learners. But maybe it's not practical for a classroom full of diverse learners. If that's the case, include some other effective ways to enhance comprehension for auditory learners, including narrate as you demonstrate.
Do not simply demonstrate how to prepare a presentation for publication (which primarily reaches visual learners). Talk through the procedure as well. Other things to include in your lesson plans: Videos. Where possible, narrate curriculum and quiz and test questions.
And don’t forget lectures! If you enjoy the age-old method of lecture, auditory learners are your ideal audience.
What are the Best and Worst Ways to Test Auditory Learners?
Best: Oral exams or written responses to lectures.
Worst: Timed reading comprehension questions and responses.
What to Expect from Auditory Learners in the Classroom
Your auditory learners are most likely those students who speak a lot in class - appropriately by answering questions AND inappropriately by talking to other students around them. They likely are key participants in group discussions. They are your least likely students to be absent on a day they are scheduled for public speaking. You might catch them with their ear buds in and their music on. And it might be a challenge to keep these students working silently for an entire class period.
Next Up: Kinesthetic Learners
About Sarah Layton
Sarah has been with AES since 1998, first serving as a curriculum developer, and now as a customer support analyst and content creator. She is committed to helping instructors gain experience and confidence using our solutions and to providing excellent customer care. Sarah has a bachelor’s of arts degree in English and technical writing from the University of Delaware. In her previous professional life, she was a writer, editor, and publisher in both the hospitality and advertising industries. She lives in Lititz, Pa., with her husband, two children, and the best old dog ever, enjoying every moment of the chaos they all create.