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ERIC Number: EJ910499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1539-3100
A Unified Learning Style Model for Technology-Enhanced Learning: What, Why and How?
Popescu, Elvira
International Journal of Distance Education Technologies, v8 n3 p65-81 Jul-Sep 2010
This paper deals with the use of learning styles in technology-enhanced learning by introducing a "Unified Learning Style Model" (ULSM). The article aims at providing answers to three main questions: "What is ULSM?", "Why do we need it?" and "How can we use it?" First, a critical analysis regarding learning styles is provided; the identified challenges are addressed by proposing the use of a new model, specifically designed for TEL use. This model integrates learning preferences extracted from several traditional learning style models, related to perception modality in a way for processing and organizing information, as well as motivational and social aspects. A detailed description of the ULSM components is provided together with its rationale and its advantages. The practical applicability of the model is also shown by briefly introducing an adaptive web-based educational system based on it (called WELSA). (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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