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What Are Learning Orientations?

Learning Orientations, measured by the Learning Orientations Questionnaire (LOQ), represent a learner's general approach to learning and risk. Learner risk tolerance determines the quality of engagement that results when presented with new or unfamiliar situations or activities. Learning Orientations are considered more useful than learning styles when working with online students. Unlike learning styles, Learning Orientations consider the impact of emotions, intentions, will to success, and social factors on learning (Jones & Martinez, 2001). This is a foundational concept for all 50ten40 curricula.