User Intelligences

One school of thought says that people have different types of "intelligences," with different parts of the brain controlling different abilities. For example, some people learn better from pictures than from words. Thus, the most effective training program would take into consideration the different learning approaches of the enduser population.

The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, is recognized by corporate America and is being used by companies, including General Motors, Saturn Corp., and the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Gardner suggested there are seven intelligences — linguistic, musical, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. Gardner's work can be used to develop computer-learning techniques. Individuals with high logical- mathematical or musical intelligence do best with programmed instruction; those with high linguistic intelligence do best with written documentation; those with high spatial intelligence prefer to start with the big picture and a fast overview; and those with bodily kinesthetic intelligence prefer a hands-on, do-it-yourself, trial-and-error approach. Although this is an oversimplification and it is apparent that most people have more than one kind of intelligence, it should be obvious that, to be as effective as possible, a training program will take into consideration the preferred learning styles of the end users.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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