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The impacts of learning styles, learning patterns and demographic factors on learners’ performance in a blended learning environment

Al-Azawei, A. and Lundqvist, K. (2014) The impacts of learning styles, learning patterns and demographic factors on learners’ performance in a blended learning environment. In: International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2014), 10-12 Nov. 2014, London, pp. 105-111, https://doi.org/10.1109/i-Society.2014.7009021.

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Abstract/Summary

Many studies have widely accepted the assumption that learning processes can be promoted when teaching styles and learning styles are well matched. In this study, the synergy between learning styles, learning patterns, and gender as a selected demographic feature and learners’ performance were quantitatively investigated in a blended learning setting. This environment adopts a traditional teaching approach of ‘one-sizefits-all’ without considering individual user’s preferences and attitudes. Hence, evidence can be provided about the value of taking such factors into account in Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems (AEHSs). Felder and Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles (ILS) was used to identify the learning styles of 59 undergraduate students at the University of Babylon. Five hypotheses were investigated in the experiment. Our findings show that there is no statistical significance in some of the assessed factors. However, processing dimension, the total number of hits on course website and gender indicated a statistical significance on learners’ performance. This finding needs more investigation in order to identify the effective factors on students’ achievement to be considered in Adaptive Educational Hypermedia Systems (AEHSs).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:39720
Uncontrolled Keywords:Demographic Features; Learning Styles; Learning Patterns; Students’ Performance

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