Learning Styles and Strategies: Resistant in the E-learning Environment?

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  1. Christine Sabieh, Notre Dame University, Lebanon

Tuesday, March 8 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: Kingsley

Presider: G. Andrew Page, Dionysius Techonlogy, LLC, United States

Abstract: In the e-learning environment, are the same learning styles and skills being used by students when compared to students in a traditional, yet learner centered environment? Given the new set-up, skills did not need to be re-conceptualized. It was found that there was resistance to change in the tech-supported environment even though the instructional climate and student role expectation had changed. Students used the skills and learning strategies that enabled them to address context, responsibilities, and learning outcome. Accordingly, in comparing students in an e-course with students enrolled in a learner-centered class setting, the researcher found that students in the online course created new skills, modified traditional ones and/or adopted many of the same strategies when needed. Strategy recommendations are addressed for future e-learning course planning.

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