A study of individual learning styles and educational multimedia preferences

Byrne, Denice (2002) A study of individual learning styles and educational multimedia preferences. Other. UNSPECIFIED.


This paper details an experimental investigation into relationships between; Individual Learning Styles and Online Multimedia learning resources. The; specific conditions of the experiment placed the online educational multimedia; into an online learning environment called WebCT. The experiment’s sample; group used the online resource in a self-directed and self-paced way.; Learning styles were identified using a VARK questionnaire and an Index of; Learning Styles (ILS) questionnaire.; The methods used for the process-included design, production and sourcing; of suitable course material, which was then integrated into the WebCT; structure. Data was collected pre and post treatment utilising online and; paper questionnaires, performance assessment tests and WebCT system; logs. The software application Statistical Analysis for Social Sciences (SPSS); was used to log, transform and analyse the qualitative data.; Analysis of the data determined that students will prefer learning with some; types of online multimedia better than others, depending on their individual; learning style as identified by the VARK questionnaire but not the ILS; questionnaire. These probabilities were tested to a significance level of 95%.

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