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The Influence of Students’ Cognitive Styles on Their Attitudes toward Using Blogs
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, , Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Recently, learners’ characteristics become an important issue in e-learning. Within this area, one of the key factors that can influence learning processes and learners’ performance is cognitive style. It considers different learners’ characteristics such as field dependency. The present study seeks to evaluate the effect of bloggers’ cognitive style on their attitudes toward blogs. After classifying 44 students as field-dependent and field-independent by using Witkin Group Embedded Figures Test, the researchers used a blog attitude questionnaire to assess students’ attitudes toward blogs. Although the study found no significant relationship between students’ field dependency and their attitudes toward blog, most bloggers demonstrated positive attitudes toward using blogs in a learning environment.

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Shahsavar, Z. & Tan, B.H. (2010). The Influence of Students’ Cognitive Styles on Their Attitudes toward Using Blogs. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2158-2164). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 21, 2019 from .

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