Teaching & Learning Style in Distance Education
Ching-Mei Hsiao, Jack Fei Yang, Department of Cultural & Educational Administration, Hsing Kuo University, Taiwan ; Vincent Huang, Department &Graduate School of Computer Science,National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan ; Yunxiang Zhu, Maharishi University Management, 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), Waynesville, NC USA
This study reports a survey of students in the Open University of Kaohsiung (OUK) to examine their learning style types and to analyze whether student learning style differences will influence learning performance in distance learning. In this research, the writers adopted the Grasha-Riechmann Student Learning Style Survey (GRSLSS). Based on student's feedback, six types of learning style were identified. There were independent, avoidant, collaborative, dependent, competitive, and participant types in the group. The kind of surveying can help distance educators to predict how different types of learning style might be known and how this may influence offering a variety of teaching approaches suited to the different learning styles.
Hsiao, C.M., Yang, J.F., Huang, V. & Zhu, Y. (2008). Teaching & Learning Style in Distance Education. In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1102-1105). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).