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Title: Learning and e-learning in HE: the relationship between student learning style and VLE use
Authors: Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne
Gipps, Caroline
Edirisingha, Palitha
Linsey, Tim
First Published: Oct-2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Research Papers in Education, 2007, 22 (4), pp. 443-464.
Abstract: The article addresses the issue of whether student learning style has an impact on use of a learning technology such as a virtual learning environment (VLE). It is based on material from a broader research project at a UK university (Kingston University) on the use of VLEs in teaching and learning and explores the findings from the analysis of qualitative interviews with 43 first-year undergraduate students, drawn from three faculties and four subject areas. It discusses the features of the VLE that are most valued by students (including their evaluation of more flexible modalities of learning); how students integrate the VLE with other learning and studying activities; and the specific ways in which various learning styles and approaches affect VLE use.
ISSN: 0267-1522
Type: Article
Description: This paper was published as Research Papers in Education, 2007, 22 (4), pp. 443-464. It is available from DOI: 10.1002/9780470777862.ch1
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