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ERIC Number: EJ982977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1027-5207
Influence of Learning Styles on Graphical User Interface Preferences for e-Learners
Dedic, Velimir; Markovic, Suzana
European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2012
Implementing Web-based educational environment requires not only developing appropriate architectures, but also incorporating human factors considerations. User interface becomes the major channel to convey information in e-learning context: a well-designed and friendly enough interface is thus the key element in helping users to get the best results quickly. Interface settings will affect the quality of students learning that accommodates their needs in terms of personalizing the content, structure, and presentation. This paper investigates the importance of a certain choice offered: if several graphical user interface designs are offered to distance learning students of known learning styles, should we find any preferences? We have found that learner's preference towards a specific GUI is not correlated to any particular learning style. We, did however, find that a fact of having any preference towards a GUI is associated with AC score of Kolb's model. (Contains 12 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory