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Knapke, Jacqueline; Haynes, Erin; Breen, Julie; Kuhnell, Pierce; Smith, Laura; Meinzen-Derr, Jareen – Online Learning, 2016
In the last two decades, online learning has transformed the field of higher education. Also during this time, institutions of higher education have seen increases in their adult learner populations. The flexibility and accessibility of an online education model is often particularly appealing to adult learners, who bring unique needs,…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Epidemiology, Andragogy, Academic Achievement
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Chen, Yu-ching – International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 2015
With continued development of related technologies, Web 2.0 has become an important site of learning innovation. In particular, social networking sites such as Facebook, which have become popular, have the potential to function as an educational tool enabling peer feedback, interaction, and learning in a social context. Preparing appropriate…
Descriptors: Correlation, Cognitive Style, Online Courses, Social Networks
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Lang, Guido; O'Connell, Stephen D. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
We investigate the relationship between learning styles, online content usage and exam performance in an undergraduate introductory Computer Information Systems class comprised of both online video tutorials and in-person classes. Our findings suggest that, across students, (1) traditional learning style classification methodologies do not predict…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Correlation, Cognitive Style, Undergraduate Students
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Hung, Yen-Chu – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2012
The instructional value of web-based education systems has been an important area of research in information systems education. This study investigates the effect of various teaching methods on program design learning for students with specific learning styles in web-based education systems. The study takes first-year Computer Science and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Programming
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
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
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Nastanski, Michael; Slick, Thomas – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2008
This paper discusses the importance of student learning styles within a Distance Learning (DL) classroom. The study examines the learning style preferences of online business students as measured by the Kolb Learning Style Inventory and determines if a significant difference in course grades and course completion rates exist between students when…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cognitive Style, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Wang, K. H.; Wang, T. H.; Wang, W. L.; Huang, S. C. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2006
The purpose of this research was to investigate the effects of formative assessment and learning style on student achievement in a Web-based learning environment. A quasi-experimental research design was used. Participants were 455 seventh grade students from 12 classes of six junior high schools. A Web-based course, named BioCAL, combining three…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Internet, Cognitive Style, Web Based Instruction
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Garland, Diana; Martin, Barbara N. – Journal of Interactive Online Learning, 2005
The Kolb Learning Style Inventory was used to identify differences between the learning styles of 168 students in traditional face-to-face courses and students in matched courses taught online. Additionally, the data for the online courses were divided by gender to determine if gender was a factor. Results of the analysis found that there was a…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Conventional Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology