Matching Up Learning Styles with Learning Objects:  What's Effective?<br />Lori Mestre  lmestre@illinois.edu<br />Fourteen...
What’sYour Learning Style?<br />Visual? <br />Verbal/Auditory?<br />Read Write?<br />Kinesthetic?<br />
From Recent Class of Students<br />
Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning<br /><ul><li>Different Dimensions of Learning
Instructional Practices
Information Processing
Social Interaction Tendencies
Influence of Personality</li></li></ul><li>What’s your process for putting together a puzzle? Borders 1st?  <br />
Or more by concept, color….?<br />
Overview of Presentation	<br />
Discussion of Learning Objects<br />What are Some Learning Objects You Use?<br />
Discussion of Learning Objects<br />Videos<br />Images<br />Polls<br />Tutorials<br />Games<br />Podcasts<br />
Study Overview<br />
Summary of Results- Study 1<br />
Features Used to Facilitate Instruction<br />
What Training Have you Had Related to Pedagogy in Online Learning?<br />
Study 2<br />
Options for Learning through Multiple Modalities<br />
Do you plan your objects so that a user can pick and choose what to do next?<br />
Simulations or Interactive Features for Tactile Learners?<br />
Learning Style Background<br />
Student Involvement<br /><ul><li>Took Two Learning Style Inventories
Index of Learning Style Inventory
http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html  (NC State)
Vark Questionnaire (How do I Learn Best)
http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
Went through two to three tutorials
a web page static tutorial to learn how to get to and use ERIC
a camtasia tutorial to learn how to get to and find a database through Online Research Resources</li></li></ul><li>Match u...
Learning Styles Using Vark Assessment Hispanic and Asian Americans<br />
Preference for Under 18 Years<br />Preference 55+ Age<br />Summary from the Vark Database About Learning Styles. <br />
Using NCSU Learning Style Assessment <br />
Visual Learner<br />Verbal Learner<br />
Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology <br />Sequential Learner<br />Global Learner<br />
Usability Interviews by Students<br />
Student Results- Ability to Recreate Steps<br />
Tutorial with Text Based<br />
Static Tutorial Results<br />Scrolled up and down the page to see all the sections and what was required<br />Viewed image...
Camtasia Version<br />UIUC Tutorials http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/tutorial/index.html<br />
Camtasia Results<br />Watched without practicing<br />Couldn’t recreate process<br />Didn’t attempt to go back for assista...
Recommended Features<br />Pop-ups to highlight important information<br />Sections (chapter markings)<br />Questions to en...
Results- Student Usability Study<br />Multiple Modalities<br /><ul><li>All but one had high rankings for multiple modalities.
All but one preferred the step-by-step process.
Students wanted to skim the whole thing first then find the key items . </li></li></ul><li>What Students Want<br />
What Do Students Want?<br />
Mismatch <br />
Examples of Engaging Tutorials<br />
Humor and Interactivity<br />You quote it, you note it:<br />http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/<br />
Choices and Paths<br />Relevance <br />
Interactivity<br />Tactile, Reading<br />
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This presentation was part of the OCLS conference- Cleveland Ohio April 29, 2010. It describes studies done to evaluate the effectiveness of learning objects for diverse populations.

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Matching Up Learning Styles With Learning Objects: What's Effective?

  1. 1. Matching Up Learning Styles with Learning Objects:  What's Effective?<br />Lori Mestre lmestre@illinois.edu<br />Fourteenth Off Campus Library Services Conference<br /> April 29, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What’sYour Learning Style?<br />Visual? <br />Verbal/Auditory?<br />Read Write?<br />Kinesthetic?<br />
  3. 3. From Recent Class of Students<br />
  4. 4. Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning<br /><ul><li>Different Dimensions of Learning
  5. 5. Instructional Practices
  6. 6. Information Processing
  7. 7. Social Interaction Tendencies
  8. 8. Influence of Personality</li></li></ul><li>What’s your process for putting together a puzzle? Borders 1st? <br />
  9. 9. Or more by concept, color….?<br />
  10. 10. Overview of Presentation <br />
  11. 11. Discussion of Learning Objects<br />What are Some Learning Objects You Use?<br />
  12. 12. Discussion of Learning Objects<br />Videos<br />Images<br />Polls<br />Tutorials<br />Games<br />Podcasts<br />
  13. 13. Study Overview<br />
  14. 14. Summary of Results- Study 1<br />
  15. 15. Features Used to Facilitate Instruction<br />
  16. 16. What Training Have you Had Related to Pedagogy in Online Learning?<br />
  17. 17. Study 2<br />
  18. 18. Options for Learning through Multiple Modalities<br />
  19. 19. Do you plan your objects so that a user can pick and choose what to do next?<br />
  20. 20. Simulations or Interactive Features for Tactile Learners?<br />
  21. 21. Learning Style Background<br />
  22. 22. Student Involvement<br /><ul><li>Took Two Learning Style Inventories
  23. 23. Index of Learning Style Inventory
  24. 24. http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html (NC State)
  25. 25. Vark Questionnaire (How do I Learn Best)
  26. 26. http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire
  27. 27. Went through two to three tutorials
  28. 28. a web page static tutorial to learn how to get to and use ERIC
  29. 29. a camtasia tutorial to learn how to get to and find a database through Online Research Resources</li></li></ul><li>Match up Learning Objects with Learning Style Preferences<br />
  30. 30.
  31. 31. Learning Styles Using Vark Assessment Hispanic and Asian Americans<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. Preference for Under 18 Years<br />Preference 55+ Age<br />Summary from the Vark Database About Learning Styles. <br />
  34. 34. Using NCSU Learning Style Assessment <br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36.
  37. 37. Visual Learner<br />Verbal Learner<br />
  38. 38. Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology <br />Sequential Learner<br />Global Learner<br />
  39. 39. Usability Interviews by Students<br />
  40. 40. Student Results- Ability to Recreate Steps<br />
  41. 41. Tutorial with Text Based<br />
  42. 42. Static Tutorial Results<br />Scrolled up and down the page to see all the sections and what was required<br />Viewed images (rarely read the text)<br />Opened a new window to practice while they viewed the web page<br />Went back to web page for information<br />Most successful in finding information after this.<br />
  43. 43. Camtasia Version<br />UIUC Tutorials http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/tutorial/index.html<br />
  44. 44. Camtasia Results<br />Watched without practicing<br />Couldn’t recreate process<br />Didn’t attempt to go back for assistance<br />Only two students were successful in the post test (graduate Asian students)<br />
  45. 45. Recommended Features<br />Pop-ups to highlight important information<br />Sections (chapter markings)<br />Questions to engage the mind<br />Interactivity, have students do something<br />Prefer the static web page to a video tutorial- more efficient– include other multimedia as options within the web page.<br />
  46. 46. Results- Student Usability Study<br />Multiple Modalities<br /><ul><li>All but one had high rankings for multiple modalities.
  47. 47. All but one preferred the step-by-step process.
  48. 48. Students wanted to skim the whole thing first then find the key items . </li></li></ul><li>What Students Want<br />
  49. 49. What Do Students Want?<br />
  50. 50. Mismatch <br />
  51. 51. Examples of Engaging Tutorials<br />
  52. 52. Humor and Interactivity<br />You quote it, you note it:<br />http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/<br />
  53. 53. Choices and Paths<br />Relevance <br />
  54. 54. Interactivity<br />Tactile, Reading<br />
  55. 55. Interactivity/Assessment<br />http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html<br />
  56. 56. Interactivity and Assessments<br />Read, Reflect and Respond<br />
  57. 57. Interactivity -<br />they have to do something<br />
  58. 58. Review<br />
  59. 59. Suggestions<br />
  60. 60.
  61. 61. Net Generation<br />
  62. 62.
  63. 63. Resources Used in Presentation<br />Index of Learning Style Inventory<br />http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html (NC State)<br />http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm<br />Vark Questionnaire (How do I Learn Best)<br />http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire<br />Helpsheets for Study Practices based on Preferences: http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=helpsheets<br />Keys to Effective Learning http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map/accelerated-learning-mind-map <br />Felder Richard M. and Barbara A. Soloman. “Learning Styles and Strategies.” North Carolina State University, 2009. June 1, 2009. <http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm>. <br />Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology. Learning Styles<br />http://learningcommons.acadiau.ca/resources/workshops/learningstyles.ppt<br />Tutorial Examples Used:<br />You quote it, you note it: http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/<br />Rutgers: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~estec/tutorials/scholarly.htm<br />Eastern Washington University: APA Citation Style Tutorial http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html<br />UIUC- Digital Literacy http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/<br />For lots of resources for creating or finding learning objects see: <br />http://uiuc.libguides.com/learningobjects<br />
  64. 64. Lori Mestre<br />lmestre@illinois.edu<br />Made possible by a grant from the Research and Publications Committee of the University of Illinois<br />

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