ERIC Number: EJ724768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Student Learning Style and Asynchronous Computer-Mediated Conferencing (CMC) Interaction
Fahy, Patrick J.; Ally, Mohamed
American Journal of Distance Education, v19 n1 p5-22 2005
This article describes a study of the relation between learning style, as measured by the Kolb Learning Style Inventory, and online communication behavior, as measured by analysis of transcripts of computer-mediated conferencing (CMC) interaction using a previously developed tool. Analysis of over fifty-nine hundred sentences, generated by forty graduate students in moderated online conferences from two different courses, showed that some theoretical predications of the Kolb learning style model were confirmed, especially for the dichotomous types Convergers and Divergers, and Assimilators and Accommodators.
Descriptors: Interaction, Cognitive Style, Computer Mediated Communication, Graduate Students, Discourse Analysis, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory