LEARNING STYLES AS PREDICTORS OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING SUCCESS IN THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS CLASSROOM <ul><li>Timothy Olsen...
Research Question <ul><li>Can satisfaction with problem-based learning be explained by students’ learning styles? </li></u...
PBL is an answer <ul><li>Can we make courses more appealing? (low enrollment) </li></ul><ul><li>Can we build life-long lea...
History of PBL <ul><li>Background –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plato and Socrates required that their students think, retrieve...
Our PBL Model <ul><li>Students work in small teams (4) with a leader & ‘roving’ facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Students sha...
 
Our Measurement Model
Example Questions from Felder’s Learning Style Questionnaire
Learning Styles Sample results from Felder and Solomon’s online questionnaire
Exploratory Results N = 12
Questions I have <ul><li>Does anyone have experience using Grasha’s teaching or learning style survey instruments? </li></...
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IAIM - Learning Styles and Problem Based Learning

  1. 1. LEARNING STYLES AS PREDICTORS OF PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING SUCCESS IN THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS CLASSROOM <ul><li>Timothy Olsen </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Welke </li></ul><ul><li>Center for Process Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Georgia State University </li></ul><ul><li>Presented at SIG-ED 2008 – Paris, France </li></ul>
  2. 2. Research Question <ul><li>Can satisfaction with problem-based learning be explained by students’ learning styles? </li></ul><ul><li>What led me to ask this question: </li></ul><ul><li>NSF Grant (CPATH) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from students </li></ul><ul><li>Disrupting Class , Clayton Christensen, 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. PBL is an answer <ul><li>Can we make courses more appealing? (low enrollment) </li></ul><ul><li>Can we build life-long learners? (necessary in IS industries) </li></ul><ul><li>Can we adopt a teaching model that emphasizes team work? (recruiters like this) </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of PBL <ul><li>Background – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plato and Socrates required that their students think, retrieve information for themselves, search for new ideas and debate them in a scholarly environment. However, this process differs from the teacher-dominated approach used in most educational settings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PBL is not a new teaching method. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1968 PBL introduced in Canadian medical school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1970’s many USA and European schools adopted varieties of PBL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1990’s introduced into many other professional schools and colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 Georgia State CIS program starts adoption </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Our PBL Model <ul><li>Students work in small teams (4) with a leader & ‘roving’ facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Students share results and apply to problem </li></ul><ul><li>Individual reflection at end of problem </li></ul><ul><li>Problem as authentic for IS professional as possible </li></ul><ul><li>Problem drives the learning </li></ul>
  6. 7. Our Measurement Model
  7. 8. Example Questions from Felder’s Learning Style Questionnaire
  8. 9. Learning Styles Sample results from Felder and Solomon’s online questionnaire
  9. 10. Exploratory Results N = 12
  10. 11. Questions I have <ul><li>Does anyone have experience using Grasha’s teaching or learning style survey instruments? </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Style Instrument </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Style Instrument </li></ul><ul><li>What are good measures of student satisfaction? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your questions? </li></ul>

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