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Virtual conference 2.0

  1. 1. Learning Styles and Preferred Web 2.0 Applications as Learning Tools<br />Gila Kurtz, The Center for Academic Studies, Israel <br />Barry Sponder, Central Connecticut State University, USA<br />MDE Virtual Conference<br />
  2. 2. Outline:<br /><ul><li>Introduction – Who are we?
  3. 3. Purpose of the study
  4. 4. Definitions
  5. 5. Web 2.0 applications in education
  6. 6. Learning style
  7. 7. Methodology
  8. 8. Findings
  9. 9. Question for future discussion & research</li></li></ul><li>Who are we<br />
  10. 10. What we do together<br />
  11. 11. Purpose of the study :<br />To analyze the interactions between students' learning styles and their web 2.0  preferences as learning tools<br />
  12. 12. Web 2.0 applications in education<br />Generally, refers to a perceived second generation of web development and design that facilitates communications and secures information sharing, interoperability, and collaboration on the web<br />Can play an important role in building online learning communities and is useful for motivating and supporting online collaboration<br />
  13. 13. Web 2.0 in the Online Classroom<br />Video (YouTube)<br />
  14. 14. Web 2.0 in the Online Classroom<br />Blogs<br />
  15. 15. Learning style:<br />Based on  Felder -Silverman learning style model (FSLSM).  (Felder & Silverman, 1988) <br />The FSLSM model is one of the most often used learning style models in technology enhanced learning (Kinshuk et al., 2009). I<br />
  16. 16. Learning style: FSLSM<br />It is based on  the idea that each learner has a preference on each of the four following dimensions: visual/verbal, sensing/intuitive, sequential/global and  active/reflective. <br />Each of the four dimensions the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) is measured on a scale 1.0 to 2.0 which makes it possible to describe how strong the learners' preference are for a specific learning style.<br />
  17. 17. Learning style: ILS<br />   Visual-verbal -  visual (prefer visual representations of presented material, such as pictures, diagrams, and flow charts) or verbal (prefer written and spoken explanationB.    Sensing-intuitive - sensing concrete, practical, oriented toward facts and procedures) or intuitive (conceptual, innovative, oriented toward theories and underlying meanings);C.    Sequential- Global - sequential (linear thinking process, learn in incremental steps) or global (holistic thinking process, learn in large leapsD.    Active-reflective   active (learn by trying things out, enjoy working in groups) or reflective (learn by thinking things through, preferworking alone or with one or two familiar partners);<br />
  18. 18. Methodology<br />57 graduate students participated: 29 students from the College of Academic Studies in Israel (a blended course), 18  UMUC Students (an exclusively online course) and 10 students from Central Connecticut State University (an on-campus course). ( mean age= 36; 90% female))<br />Online survey learning styles and their preferences for using web 2.0 applications—from a list of 19 applications<br />Data collection - 2010<br />URL of questionnaires<br /><br />
  19. 19. Findings: learning Style<br /><ul><li>No significant differences between groups!
  20. 20. Strong tendency to active learners
  21. 21. Tendency to visual learners
  22. 22. Tendency to sensing learners
  23. 23. Equal tendency to sequential and global</li></li></ul><li>Findings: Preference for web 2.0 as learning tools (4.0 + score )<br /><ul><li> Free sites 4.8
  24. 24. Smart record & note 4.7
  25. 25. Presenter 4.6
  26. 26. Google docs 4.3
  27. 27. Discussions 4.3 (NOT web 2.0)
  28. 28. Vokis 4.2
  29. 29. Live meeting 4.1
  30. 30. Class site 4.1 (NOT web 2.0) </li></li></ul><li>Findings: Students’ comments<br />In the nutshell,I will say I am ready to embrace technology,<br />since there are new applications been developed each <br />day and hence must independently study and research more on my own<br />I believe that the process great for all learner,<br /> It all depends on each students and their particular <br />learning styles.<br />
  31. 31. Thank you!<br />
  32. 32. Findings: Correlations web 2.0 preference with ILS<br /><ul><li>High: intuitives prefer presenter
  33. 33. Medium: visuals prefer podcast
  34. 34. Medium: actives prefer webquest</li>