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ERIC Number: EJ778541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0267-1522
Learning and E-Learning in HE: The Relationship between Student Learning Style and VLE Use
Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne; Gipps, Caroline; Edirisingha, Palitha; Linsey, Tim
Research Papers in Education, v22 n4 p443-464 Dec 2007
The article addresses the issue of whether student learning style has an impact on use of a learning technology such as a virtual learning environment (VLE). It is based on material from a broader research project at a UK university (Kingston University) on the use of VLEs in teaching and learning and explores the findings from the analysis of qualitative interviews with 43 first-year undergraduate students, drawn from three faculties and four subject areas. It discusses the features of the VLE that are most valued by students (including their evaluation of more flexible modalities of learning); how students integrate the VLE with other learning and studying activities; and the specific ways in which various learning styles and approaches affect VLE use. (Contains 2 tables and 13 notes.)
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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: United Kingdom