Using Knowledge Technologies to Accommodate Learning Styles
Bettie Hall, Joyce Pittman, University of Cincinnati, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Coordinated use of knowledge technologies to accommodate learning styles represents an integration strategy that could help learners be more successful in technology-rich environments. This review examines the literature to better understand how knowledge technologies are being used with adult learners based on learning styles. The findings indicate that utilizing technologies to design instruction that addresses a variety of learning styles can be an effective strategy, but results are often confounded by competing terminologies. By focusing on the appropriate use of technologies in the instruction of adults, learning opportunities could be expanded more effectively. This will require the educational stakeholders to make reasonable decisions about the technologies they utilize and how they address learning styles. This paper concludes that such decisions would be assisted by a more concise, common terminology used to discuss learning styles and knowledge technologies.
Hall, B. & Pittman, J. (2006). Using Knowledge Technologies to Accommodate Learning Styles. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1576-1581). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).