By using VARK in our teaching our students start to reflect on their own and others’ learning – in that way we improve!
My company (AK Nextant LLC) was engaged in a strategic visioning project with Microsoft’s global customer support division (CSS). We incorporated VARK into a significant survey of Microsoft customers that was attempting to explore actionable market segmentation criteria among Microsoft’s customers. The intention was that VARK might provide some insights into the characteristic behaviors of Microsoft customers and allow for improved communication back to those customers through customizable modes of presentation. The results provided some very informative feedback and gave us deeper insights as to how Microsoft’s Customer Support division could improve customer engagement through more directly tailoring customer interactions. That project became the bedrock of a new long-term Vision for Microsoft’s Customer Support division and has also contributed to how CSS now looks at developing new web-based support services.
VARK assists our new students to identify their learning styles. This helps them understand which study methods can contribute to the effectiveness of their learning. This has enabled many of our students to make a success of their studies.