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  1. Matching Up Learning Styles with Learning Objects:  What's Effective? Lori Mestre lmestre@illinois.edu Fourteenth Off Campus Library Services Conference April 29, 2010

  2. What’s Your Learning Style? • Visual? • Verbal/Auditory? • Read Write? • Kinesthetic?

  3. From Recent Class of Students

  4. Cultural Differences Can Influence Learning • Different Dimensions of Learning • Instructional Practices • Information Processing • Social Interaction Tendencies • Influence of Personality

  5. What’s your process for putting together a puzzle? Borders 1st?

  6. Or more by concept, color….?

  7. Overview of Presentation

  8. Discussion of Learning Objects What are Some Learning Objects You Use?

  9. Discussion of Learning Objects Videos Images Polls Tutorials Games Podcasts

  10. Study Overview

  11. Summary of Results- Study 1

  12. Features Used to Facilitate Instruction

  13. What Training Have you Had Related to Pedagogy in Online Learning?

  14. Study 2

  15. Options for Learning through Multiple Modalities

  16. Do you plan your objects so that a user can pick and choose what to do next?

  17. Simulations or Interactive Features for Tactile Learners?

  18. Learning Style Background

  19. Student Involvement • 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

  20. Match up Learning Objects with Learning Style Preferences

  21. Learning Styles Using Vark Assessment Hispanic and Asian Americans

  22. Preference for Under 18 Years Preference 55+ Age Summary from the Vark Database About Learning Styles.

  23. Using NCSU Learning Style Assessment

  24. Visual Learner Verbal Learner

  25. Acadia Institute for Teaching and Technology Sequential Learner Global Learner

  26. Usability Interviews by Students

  27. Student Results- Ability to Recreate Steps

  28. Tutorial with Text Based

  29. Static Tutorial Results • Scrolled up and down the page to see all the sections and what was required • Viewed images (rarely read the text) • Opened a new window to practice while they viewed the web page • Went back to web page for information • Most successful in finding information after this.

  30. Camtasia Version UIUC Tutorials http://www.library.illinois.edu/diglit/tutorial/index.html

  31. Camtasia Results • Watched without practicing • Couldn’t recreate process • Didn’t attempt to go back for assistance • Only two students were successful in the post test (graduate Asian students)

  32. Recommended Features • Pop-ups to highlight important information • Sections (chapter markings) • Questions to engage the mind • Interactivity, have students do something • Prefer the static web page to a video tutorial- more efficient– include other multimedia as options within the web page.

  33. Results- Student Usability Study Multiple Modalities • 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 .

  34. What Students Want

  35. What Do Students Want?

  36. Mismatch

  37. Examples of Engaging Tutorials

  38. Humor and Interactivity You quote it, you note it: http://library.acadiau.ca/tutorials/plagiarism/

  39. Choices and Paths Relevance

  40. Interactivity Tactile, Reading

  41. Interactivity/Assessment http://support.library.ewu.edu/reference/tutorial/flash/citation.html

  42. Interactivity and Assessments Read, Reflect and Respond

  43. Interactivity - they have to do something

  44. Review

  45. Suggestions