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ERIC Number: EJ772142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0892-3647
Introverts, Extroverts, and Achievement in a Distance Learning Environment
Offir, Baruch; Bezalel, Rachel; Barth, Ingrid
American Journal of Distance Education, v21 n1 p3-19 2007
Although difficulties that characterize distance learning (DL) clearly have differential effects on different learners, links between barrier research and individual differences remain relatively unexplored. This study examined the relationship between cognitive style, based on Jung's (1971) theory, and achievement levels among 77 university students in a videoconference-based learning environment. Clarifying this relationship enables educators to identify in advance students who may require additional instructional support in a DL context. Understanding student-related variables that affect learning also enables faculty to adapt instructions to meet the diverse needs of different students instead of adopting a "one-size-fits-all" approach to designing DL environments.
Lawrence Erlbaum. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A