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Title: Relationship between Learning Style Preferences and Instructional Technology Usage PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Markey, Mia
Schmidt, Kathy
Publisher: University of Texas at Austin
Description: We have been studying engineering students learning in both undergraduate and graduate courses on probability and statistics as part of the biomedical engineering curriculum. These courses employ a scaffold of multiple instructional technologies including the course management system, BlackBoard, hyperlinked PowerPoint notes, Classroom Performance System (CPS) technology, and real-world MATLAB-intensive problems. The goal of this study is to determine if students with different learning styles (e.g., active vs. reflective learners) have different usage patterns of and derive different benefits from the instructional technologies. We also compare the learning styles of this sample of biomedical engineering students to the existing literature and explore if there are relationships between factors such as learning style, grades and graduate vs. undergraduate status. We present an analysis of Learning Styles Inventory data, survey data on instructional technology perceptions, usage statistics collected from the course management system, and outcome data. In addition, we provide suggestions on how to align instructional strategies (such as interactions between students and interaction with professor) with learning preferences.
LC Classification: Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Educational psychology -- Learning
Medicine -- Medicine (General) -- Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation
Social sciences -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Industries. Land use. Labor -- Special industries and trades -- Manufacturing industries -- Educational supplies. Instructional materials
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Reading Materials
Reference
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Students
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2011-04-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-08 08:25:41 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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