Event Title

Learning styles and online discussion points

Location

Terry

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

26-1-2013 2:10 PM

End Date

26-1-2013 2:40 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Scholars have suggested models proposing that there are a variety of learning styles for humans. Human Dynamics is one such model, and it has been suggested within its model that one style of learning is enhanced by discussion among learners. While this style of learning may be accomplished relatively easily in an on-campus person-toperson situation, it is not as clear how a discussion mode (online posts) of learning might be accomplished in an online format. A study of more than 9,000 posts from 240 students in eleven different online classes was conducted to determine if differences in online discussion posts by individuals with different learning styles was evident. The findings and potential impact to learning are explored.

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Learning styles and online discussion points

Terry

INTRODUCTION: Scholars have suggested models proposing that there are a variety of learning styles for humans. Human Dynamics is one such model, and it has been suggested within its model that one style of learning is enhanced by discussion among learners. While this style of learning may be accomplished relatively easily in an on-campus person-toperson situation, it is not as clear how a discussion mode (online posts) of learning might be accomplished in an online format. A study of more than 9,000 posts from 240 students in eleven different online classes was conducted to determine if differences in online discussion posts by individuals with different learning styles was evident. The findings and potential impact to learning are explored.