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Weeks, Joseph A., Jr. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
This research project was a descriptive study which measured the differences between generation, learning style, modality of course delivery and learning outcomes of the education sessions for participants in the regional higher education institution's professional development program. This research study focused on the faculty development program…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Outcomes of Education, Cognitive Style, Teaching Methods
McCormick, Kiyan – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Simulated learning experiences using high-fidelity human patient simulators (HPS) are increasingly being integrated into baccalaureate nursing programs. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine relationships among learning style, critical thinking disposition, critical thinking, and clinical judgment during high-fidelity human patient…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Critical Thinking, Personality, Clinical Diagnosis
Roberts, Larry N. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
With more adults seeking unique and meaningful learning experiences in both recreational and professional arenas, informal learning institutions, such as museums, zoos, and botanical gardens are a natural source. Informal learning opportunities are the business of these institutions; moreover, a goal in education mission statements of many of…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Informal Education, Museums
Baker, Tanya Michelle – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This quantitative study examined the relationships and effects of women's learning styles and achievement and success at a Midwestern, private, Catholic, liberal arts women's undergraduate program. The primary focus was on first-year female students' learning styles and how these learning styles may affect their GPAs and decisions to persist to…
Descriptors: Females, Academic Achievement, Success, Cognitive Style
Graff, Elissa R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This mixed-methods study combined a survey instrument, the Learning Style Inventory (LSI), with a selected group of follow-up interviews for the purpose of determining how experiential practices affected student engagement and learning. Quantitative data analysis established students' preferences for more active involvement in learning practices…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Mixed Methods Research, Cognitive Style, Measures (Individuals)
Putman, Paul G. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Adult learners can develop leadership skills and competencies such as conflict management and negotiation skills. Virtual simulations are among the emerging new technologies available to adult educators and trainers to help adults develop various leadership competencies. This study explored the impact of conflict management tactics as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Cognitive Style, Computer Simulation, Adult Students
Peters, Kathleen – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Learning styles have been an area of interest in educational psychology for many decades. However, community college students have been overlooked in learning styles research. To enhance teacher efficacy and student success, it is important to continue to evaluate the relationship between learning styles and academic achievement. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Cognitive Style, Academic Achievement
Deever, Walter Thomas – ProQuest LLC, 2012
More than half of adults in the USA have quantitative literacy ratings at or below a basic level. This lack of literacy often becomes a barrier to employability. To overcome this barrier, adults are returning to college to improve their quantitative skills and complete an undergraduate education, often through an accelerated degree program. A…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Adult Learning, Nontraditional Students, Workshops
Bhrommalee, Panu – ProQuest LLC, 2011
Online learning provides learners with more convenient and flexible ways of learning than does a traditional learning environment. Many Thai universities have implemented online learning for their students despite a lack of knowledge and understanding about students' attitudes toward and behavioral intention to using the system. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Cognitive Style, Student Attitudes, Online Courses
Spear Ellinwood, Karen Courtenay – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This study explores the web-navigation practices of adult learners in higher education and re-conceptualizes the concept of the organizing circumstance of self-managed learning, originated by Spear and Mocker (1984). The theoretical framework draws on funds of knowledge theory from a cultural historical perspective and elaborates a Vygotskian…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Learning Experience, Internet
Hernandez, Julie D. – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this quantitative correlational study was to determine if a relationship existed between learning styles and course completion of students in an online continuing education Program. A quantitative analysis was conducted of the learning styles and completion rates of 34 enrollees in the University of California at Davis Winemaking…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Online Courses, Electronic Learning, Continuing Education