Learning Style Theory and Computer Mediated Communication
Hilary Atkins, David Moore, Leeds Metropolitan University ; Dave Hobbs, Bradford University ; Simon Sharpe, Leeds Metropolitan University
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper looks at the low participation rates in computer mediated conferences (CMC) and argues that one of the causes of this may be an incompatibility between students' learning styles and the style adopted by CMC. The main learning style theories are viewed through the use of Curry's Onion Model. It is argued that Riding's Cognitive Styles Analysis is the most powerful theory with which to examine educational CMC. A framework for conducting an empirical investigation using this theory is outlined.
Atkins, H., Moore, D., Hobbs, D. & Sharpe, S. (2001). Learning Style Theory and Computer Mediated Communication. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 71-75). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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