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What are the benefits of using the Learning Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ)?
The LOQ can help organizations match
qualified learners with the right programs and solutions to improve
academic achievement or productivity. It can help
managers, educators, trainers, or other professionals plan, design, and
develop solutions to enhance ROI, improve innovation, talent, globalization,
leadership, and capability development, performance improvement programs, and resource use.
It can also help mentors in building more effective
teams in the achievement of common goals--a well-matched team achieves
more than the sum of its parts.
The Role of Learning in Company Growth
"Organizations struggle to grow in todays difficult economic environment.
Approximately 60 percent of CEOs believe the major barriers to change are
limited internal skills, capabilities and leadership to manage to and respond to
these economic challenges. As a result, 75 percent of senior executives believe
that employee education will become a critical success factor to realizing the
growth agenda." -- Learning How to GrowAligning,
Managing and Measuring Learning
to Enable Growth by
IBM Global Business Services.
The LOQ helps our clients remove the barriers to learning. Helping learners
self-assess and understand and improve learning skills, helps our clients avoid costly mistakes. Well-informed learners
make better choices for their individual needs.
Research shows that the best learning
occurs when programs are appropriately matched to student and teaching needs.
Effective education, leadership, and team building practices show that assessment is an effective way
to predict performance and prepare learners and teams for more successful
achievement and performance.
What is the difference between the LOQ and other learning
The LOQ assesses the degree to
which we like to learn and then willingly use our
emotions and abilities to develop and commit strategic
effort to set and achieve goals to learn and perform
successfully. In contrast to other instruments designed
to evaluate behavior or personality (e.g., those based
upon Jungian Psychology), the LOQ especially considers
affective and conative factors that considerably
influence learning. The LOQ is better able to predict how
individuals are willing, wanting, and ready to learn.
3. What are Learning Orientations?
identify distinct characteristics or aggregate learning
patterns for four distinct learning groups, including Transforming, Performing, Conforming, and Resistant learners. They describe how we
want and intend to learn, interpret, and understand the
world around us. Each person's unique way of developing
their brain results in individual differences in
learning. Learning orientations are based on the key
psychological constructs that are influenced by such
things as environment, experiences, genetics, and social
interactions, and timing.
4. What are the research
foundations for the Learning Orientation Questionnaire?
The theoretical basis for the Learning
Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ) is the Learning Orientation
(Martinez, 1996) which considers the interaction between
key psychological factors, including affective
(emotions), conative (will), social (community), and
cognitive (thinking) factors. The neurosciences are
helping us be more precise about understanding the
factors that guide our individual ability to learn,
perform, and use our brains differently.
5. What are the research
foundations for the Learning Orientation Research?
Orientation Research reveals the dominant power
of emotions and intentions on guiding and managing
cognitive processes (no longer demoted to a secondary
role). It is in understanding the structure and nature of
the complex relationships between learning orientations
and learning interactions find for each individual the
treatment to which he or she can most easily learn,
enabling us to design solutions, not to fit the average
person, but to fit groups of students with particular
6. Is the LOQ a valid and reliable
The Learning Orientation Questionnaire
has been developed over a ten-year period using standard
psychometric protocols culminating in a variety of
analyses. Reliabilty was assessed via test-retest and
internal consistency methods and validity through content,
construct, and predictive methods. Additional validation
evidence appears in the LOQ Interpretation Manual.
What do I get when I purchase a Learning Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ) license?
Each person receives an access code and should
access the Learning Orientation Questionnaire at:
On the Log In page, sign up as a new user using this hyperlink:
"New user? Click here to sign up."
Complete the LOQ registration form. You will need to enter the Access Code
that you have been given in the right-hand corner of the registration form.
Once you complete the registration form, click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.
After reading the directions which appear, you can begin taking the LOQ.
This survey has 25 items. Survey results will appear on the last page. On the
Results page, you will find LOQ scores that identify your learning orientation.
Click on your Learning Orientation link to read Interpretations. You will also
find helpful strategies (matching your learning orientation) and tutorials for improving learning
ability and memory skills.
For a copy of your LOQ results, you can click on the Send Email button
at the bottom of the Results page.
8. I have completed the LOQ, now
Completing the LOQ is only the first step in the
process. LOQ provides customized solutions
and specialists to interpret, apply, and
help develop learning, teaching, and community models and
strategies to foster successful learning and competitive
For example, Learning
Orientation improvement strategies are available
As another example, the LOQ is useful in building and managing
effective teams. Read more about Teams at:
More interpretation information appears at: click here
What can the Learning Orientation Questionnaire provide
to my organization?
We have specialists available to fill your
specific organizational needs. From keynote
presentations, assessments, and
workshops to long-term consulting,
we can customize solutions to meet any requests. We will
help you design an online orientation course for students
new to online learning. Research demonstrates that there
is a need for training online learners before they commit
to the online learning experience. Some learners may have
difficulty in the areas of online learning ability, time
commitment, and time management. Our instructional design
team make recommendations about the appropriate design,
development and implementation of a comprehensive
orientation for online learning. Our goal is to help you
foster students' online learning success with training to
enhance their learnig ability.
10. How can I use the LOQ to
improve my learning ability?
What does it take to succeed
as an online learner? What does it take to get an online
degree? To be successful, online students must have basic
knowledge about their ability, commitment and readiness
to learn. Self-assessment offers learners opportunities
for increased involvement, greater acceptance of the
learning process, and alignment with expectations. Self-assessment
can provide substantial benefits to learners by
increasing the learner's understanding and engagement in
the learning process. More? click here... http://www.trainingplace.com/source/center.htm. More successful learning strategies appear at: click here.
11. What is available at the LOQ
You can take the LOQ on-line
and have the results electronically tabulated, validated,
interpretated and emailed. Once viewed, you can print the
accompanying narrative analysis of scores and strategies
for successful learning and improvement strategies.
12. How much does the LOQ cost?
13. Are there any training
sessions I can attend to learn more about learning
orientations and improving learning ability?
Due to popular
demand from attendees of Training Place seminars and
workshops at leading e-learning industry events, the
following one or two day Training Place workshops are
available as on-site workshops when you have a minimum of
14. Is the LOQ available for research purposes?
Yes, the Learning Orientation (LOQ) is
available for university research for free. For information about using the LOQ for university research, please see site at http://www.trainingplace.com/source/research/loqadmin.html. Also, faculty or students
may receive written permission to use the LOQ by writing to
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 520.877.3991.
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