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ERIC Number: EJ822982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
How Media Ecologies Can Address Diverse Student Needs
D'Arcy, Cleora J.; Eastburn, Darin M.; Bruce, Bertram C.
College Teaching, v57 n1 p56-63 Win 2009
Post-secondary education sees an increasing variety of instructional media and an increasing diversity among learners. The goal of this study was to ascertain whether students of different learning styles, majors, and genders benefited from particular instructional media. Students completed a learning styles inventory and a survey of perceived usefulness of each instructional medium. Qualitative information was collected in student focus groups. All students perceived some of the same instructional media as useful and all valued a mix of media. A rich ecology of media appears to enhance student learning. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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