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Correlating college students' learning styles and how they use Web 2.0 applications for learning
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, , , Department of HRE, UIUC, United States

AACE Award

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-66-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

This survey study investigated the relationship between learning styles and utilization level of Web 2.0 applications among college students. 107 individuals participated in this study in Spring 2008. The survey contains 118 items drawn from Gregorc Style Delineator and categories from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. Results indicated certain descriptive statistical relationship and significant correlations between different learning styles (Concrete-Random, Abstract-Random, Concrete-Sequential, Abstract-Sequential) and the utilization level on six Web 2.0 applications (Blog, WIKI, online social community/Facebook, online video sharing/YouTube, online video & audio conference/Skype, social virtual environment/Second Life). The limitation of the study includes small sample size and other factors influencing participants’ reporting. Future studies need to further cultivate relationships between learning styles and Web 2.0 utilization level in different contexts.

Citation

Huang, W.D., Yoo, S.J. & Choi, J.H. (2008). Correlating college students' learning styles and how they use Web 2.0 applications for learning. In C. Bonk, M. Lee & T. Reynolds (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2752-2759). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2019 from .

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