In an era of information overload, messages have increasingly become image based and signs, logos and brands communicate across the language barriers with colour and picture rather than words and phrases. Our analysis of learning styles has shown the dominance in the visual and hands on learning styles above that which traditionally dominated the classroom; the auditory delivery format.
Effective engagement in learning environments have moved from verbal to visual, from sit and listen to try and see, from curriculum centred to learner centric. While in the past the teacher used to be the source of the knowledge, today’s technology access means students have access to any piece of information within a few clicks of a button – so the role of the teacher has changed from the traditional teacher model to a facilitator of the learning. The focus has shifted from content (what) to process (how) and from closed book exams to an open book world.