Adaptive education based on learning styles: are learning style instruments precise enough?

Alzain, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-1809-2332, Clark, S., Ireson, G. ORCID: 0000-0003-3471-2623 and Jwaid, A., 2018. Adaptive education based on learning styles: are learning style instruments precise enough? International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning, 13 (09), pp. 41-52. ISSN 1863-0383

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Abstract

Investigating the efficiency of learning style instruments is significant because it is a widespread technique and it enriches the understanding of the challenges of integrating such instruments into adaptive education systems. The results showed that current learning style instruments depend only on the textual form of infor-mation to present items; this might be leading to a bias in the measurement of learning styles as the textual forms of information are more suitable for verbal students than for others. The purpose of this paper is to investigate the precision of learning style instruments and the challenges of integrating them into adaptive education systems. This research followed a quantitative research approach. First, a new learning style instrument was developed using different forms of infor-mation (Figures, Charts, and Equations). Then, the preferred learning style of fif-ty students was measured twice, initially, by using the newly developed instru-ment and subsequently by using a VARK instrument, the results of both were compared.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning
Creators: Alzain, A., Clark, S., Ireson, G. and Jwaid, A.
Publisher: International Association of Online Engineering
Date: 2018
Volume: 13
Number: 09
ISSN: 1863-0383
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.3991/ijet.v13i09.8554DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 01 Nov 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 14:43
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/34841

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