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ERIC Number: EJ776196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Learning Style under Two Web-Based Study Conditions
Johnson, Genevieve Marie
Educational Psychology, v27 n5 p617-634 Oct 2007
A sample of 48 college students prepared for in-class examinations using two web-based study conditions. The A condition used web-based study groups and the B condition used web-based quizzes. The Index of Learning Styles positioned students on four dimensions of learning style (active-reflective, visual-verbal, sequential-global, and sensing-intuitive). Students who were more active than reflective expressed a preference for face-to-face study groups rather than online study groups and for online quizzes rather than pencil-and-paper quizzes. Students who were more visual than verbal expressed a preference for online quizzes rather than online study groups. Such preferences were validated by decreased achievement in the less-preferred study condition. At college level, students are aware of their learning style and understand the conditions that facilitate their mastery of course content. Instructional applications of web-based technology may provide mechanisms for more consistently accommodating student learning style in higher education. (Contains 3 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada