Investigations about the effects and effectiveness of adaptivity for students with different learning styles

Sabine Graf, Chung Hsien Lan, Tzu Chien Liu, Kinshuk

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Abstract

Considering learning styles in technology enhanced learning seems to be a promising concept for making learning easier for students. However, contradictory opinions exist on this issue. In this paper, we aim at investigating the possible benefits of providing students with courses that fit their learning styles based on the Felder-Silverman learning style model, showing whether and for whom adaptivity can be helpful, how it can support students, and how effective adaptivity can be for students with particular learning styles. The results of the analysis, conducted with data from 147 students, showed that students with different learning styles benefit from adaptivity in different ways and extents. The findings provide deeper insights and help in understanding the effects and effectiveness of adaptive courses, considering different learning styles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009
Pages415-419
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Nov 18
Event2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009 - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2009 Jul 152009 Jul 17

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009

Other

Other2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009
CountryLatvia
CityRiga
Period09/7/1509/7/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software

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Graf, S., Lan, C. H., Liu, T. C., & Kinshuk (2009). Investigations about the effects and effectiveness of adaptivity for students with different learning styles. In Proceedings - 2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009 (pp. 415-419). [5194264] (Proceedings - 2009 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2009). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICALT.2009.135