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Table 4 Learner types’ style dimensions relevant to the nature of working remotely and in virtual teams [66]

From: Patterns to explore cognitive preferences and potential collective intelligence empathy for processing knowledge in virtual settings

Learner types Description
Active Prefers to learn by trying things out, working with others
Reflective Prefers to learn by thinking things through, working alone
Sensing Prefers the concrete, practical, oriented towards facts and procedures
Intuitive Prefers the conceptual, innovative, oriented towards theories and meanings
Visual Prefers visual representations of presented material: pictures, diagrams, flow charts
Verbal Prefers written and spoken explanations
Sequential Prefers the linear, orderly, learning in small incremental steps
Global Prefers the holistic, systematic thinking, learning in large leaps