ERIC Number: ED372727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Relationship between the Learning Strategies and Learning Styles in a Hypermedia Environment.
Liu, Min; Reed, W. Michael
Different learning strategies that are used by field-independent (FI) and field-dependent (FD) people in a hypermedia-assisted instructional setting were studied with 63 international college students for whom English was a second language. The treatment was a semantic network-based hypermedia-assisted language-learning environment to help non-native speakers of English learn vocabulary. Field dependence and independence were determined using the Group Embedded Figures Test. Patterns of learning while using the hypermedia were studied. FI and FD students employed different learning strategies. The FD students spent more time using the courseware and used it more often than did the FI subjects. The video format was a favorable medium for the FD participants, although not much difference was found in accessing the textual and graphic media among FD and FI participants. FD learners were more likely to use features that represented the wholeness of the content, while FI users tended to use component features. Hypermedia offers promise in finding ways to match instruction-type to learning style. Five tables and two figures present study findings. (Contains 27 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Group Embedded Figures Test
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the Association for the Development of Computer-Based Instructional Systems (Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994).