Enhancing Cooperative e-Learning through Personality Profiling
Kimberly LaPrairie, Sam Houston State University, United States ; Janice Hinson, Louisiana State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The main objective of this presentation is to discuss ways in which students' learning preferences, as identified by personality-type indicators, influence their participation in cooperative e-learning groups. Strategies for employing personality profiling to nurture communication and participation in cooperative e-learning groups and as a group learning selection and placement strategy will be presented. By the end of the session, participants will be able to: describe the benefits for using personality profiling to enhance communication in both face-to-face and online settings; explain how personality promotes individualized learning in small and whole group settings; and identify group formation strategies for improving instructional effectiveness. The design strategies and personality profiling instruments presented during this discussion can be applied in both PK-12 and college settings.
LaPrairie, K. & Hinson, J. (2008). Enhancing Cooperative e-Learning through Personality Profiling. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3018-3022). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).