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ERIC Number: EJ932148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
Using Word Clouds to Develop Proactive Learners
Miley, Frances; Read, Andrew
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v11 n2 p91-110 Apr 2011
This article examines student responses to a technique for summarizing electronically available information based on word frequency. Students used this technique to create word clouds, using those word clouds to enhance personal and small group study. This is a qualitative study. Small focus groups were used to obtain student feedback. Feedback indicated that students adapted their use of word clouds in ways consistent with their learning style preferences. Kolb's learning styles inventory was used. Student response also indicated that word clouds have potential in the workplace. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; New Zealand; Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory