ERIC Number: ED465604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jan
Formative Use of Select-and-Fill-In Concept Maps in Online Instruction: Implications for Students of Different Learning Styles.
Kaminski, Charles W.
With the establishment of the Internet and World Wide Web as part of the digital revolution, there has been a trend in which synchronous and asynchronous distance education opportunities have been made available to a greater variety of learners. However, students are indiscriminately pursuing online learning opportunities for the sake of convenience without consideration of the appropriateness of online instruction for their individual learning behaviors and characteristics. This has resulted in many online courses and programs enrolling students for whom the online learning environment is less than ideal--challenging teachers, administrators, technologists, and students to see that online instruction meets its potential. It is important that educators develop and investigate teaching and learning strategies that will appeal to a broad variety of online learners. Select-and-fill-in (SAFI) concept maps may provide such a strategy. This study attempted to answer the question, How do students of different learning styles respond to online instruction in which SAFI maps are utilized? (Contains 38 references.) (MVL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Mapping, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet, Nontraditional Education, World Wide Web
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Note: In: Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the Association for the Education of Teachers in Science (Charlotte, NC, January 10-13, 2002); see SE 066 324.