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ERIC Number: EJ841669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Exploring the Difference between "Concrete" and "Abstract": Learning Styles in LIS Distance Education
Du, Yunfei
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v1 n3 p51-64 2004
This article discusses the results of a study concerning the interactive effects of learning style and computer competency on student satisfaction in library and information science (LIS) distance learning courses. "Concrete" and "abstract" learners react differently to online courses given different technology backgrounds. This study finds a statistically significant relationship between student satisfaction with Web-based courses, the grouping differences of learning style preferences ("converging," "diverging," "assimilating," "accommodating"), and computer competency (high level and low level). The study concludes that, when students differ with regard to computer competency, there is a difference among learning styles with respect to student satisfaction level. (Contains 3 figures and 27 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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