ERIC Number: EJ1060296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
Learning Styles of ICT Specialisation Students: Do Differences in Disciplines Exist?
de Salas, Kristy; Lewis, Ian; Dermoudy, Julian
Australian Educational Computing, v29 n2 2014
Within existing ICT degrees there is a widely-held belief that content must be tailored for different "kinds" of students--often two differing student groups: a technical group requiring detailed Computer Science knowledge and a separate group requiring less technical, more strategic ICT knowledge and skills. Our institution has produced a combined degree that contains both technical and non-technical content taught to a single cohort of students and thus requires a deeper insight into the needs of this diverse group of learners. This paper reports on an assessment of learning styles across our first year students, in order to inform our teaching delivery practices. Our findings inform the development of teaching and assessment materials that better support the diverse needs of students, regardless of their self-selected discipline.
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Science, Information Technology, Technological Literacy, Academic Degrees, Program Content, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Engineering Education, Measures (Individuals), Online Surveys, Student Attitudes, Information Systems, Preferences, Statistical Analysis, Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries
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