Outcomes of Matching Student Learning Styles to Delivery of Research and Technology Coursework at Kean University
Claudia Knezek, Kean University General Education, United States ; Melda Yildiz, Kean University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Many colleges require undergraduate students to complete General Education (GE) courses, along with coursework in designated majors. At Kean University, Research and Technology is one of five required foundation courses for undergraduate students. The University administration has recently experienced a need to balance traditional delivery of coursework with electronic delivery modes that support the learning styles of entry-level millennial learners. A one-year study was conducted, using the Adaptive Teaching Taxonomy methodology to expand the traditional offerings of Research and Technology. When comparing the educational outcomes of adaptive and traditional courses, results indicated that matching student learning styles to program delivery had been effective in supporting course satisfaction, but not academic achievement for undergraduate students.
Knezek, C. & Yildiz, M. (2012). Outcomes of Matching Student Learning Styles to Delivery of Research and Technology Coursework at Kean University. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 530-534). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).