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ERIC Number: EJ875689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Analysis of Learners' Navigational Behaviour and Their Learning Styles in an Online Course
Graf, S.; Liu, T.-C.; Kinshuk,
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v26 n2 p116-131 Apr 2010
Providing adaptive features and personalized support by considering students' learning styles in computer-assisted learning systems has high potential in making learning easier for students in terms of reducing their efforts or increasing their performance. In this study, the navigational behaviour of students in an online course within a learning management system was investigated, looking at how students with different learning styles prefer to use and learn in such a course. As a result, several differences in the students' navigation patterns were identified. These findings have several implications for improving adaptivity. First, they showed that students with different learning styles use different strategies to learn and navigate through the course, which can be seen as another argument for providing adaptivity. Second, the findings provided information for extending the adaptive functionality in typical learning management systems. Third, the information about differences in navigational behaviour can contribute towards automatic detection of learning styles, helping in making student modeling approaches more accurate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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