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ERIC Number: EJ898008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1303-6521
Impacts of Learning Styles and Computer Skills on Adult Students' Learning Online
Rakap, Salih
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v9 n2 p108-115 Apr 2010
This study investigated the influences of learning styles/preferences, prior computer skills and experience with online courses on adult learners' knowledge acquisition in a web-based special education course. Forty-six adult learners who enrolled in a web-based special education course participated in the study. The results of the study showed that (a) learning styles/preferences had significant effects on adult students' knowledge acquisition, and (b) there is a moderate positive correlation between computer skills and students' success. Data analysis also showed that there is no relationship between prior experiences with online courses and success in a web-based course. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A