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Restructuring of the e-Learning styles factors for technology training

Din, Rosseni and Kamarulzaman, M Faizal and M Shah, Parilah and Rahman, Saemah and Abdul Karim, Aidah and Omar, Rahilah and Aqsha Lubis, Maimun and Nordin, Mohamad Sahari and Zakaria, M Shanudin and Mastor, Khairul Anwar (2011) Restructuring of the e-Learning styles factors for technology training. World Applied Sciences Journal, 14 (Sp iss). pp. 44-50. ISSN 1818-4952

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Abstract

The introduction of e-training and e-learning in Malaysia was a major step towards the democratisation of many aspects of education for diverse learners. Nevertheless, several surveys of blended or hybrid learning approaches showed some gaps in learning-style research involving the teaching and learning of technology. The initial framework of this study involved the construction of a questionnaire to assess the learning styles of technology trainees who had attended a hybrid e-training course. The questionnaire initially consisted of six factors that assessed learning styles in general. The factors were (i) visual, (ii) kinaesthetic (iii)auditory (iv) tactual, (v) individual and (vi) group-learning styles. The questionnaire was administered to 249 ICT trainers from the Faculty of Education, in one public university in Malaysia. After going through the process of principal-component analysis, learning styles for technology training were eventually classified into five factors with slightly different items and factor names, namely (i) visual, (ii) auditory, (iii) kinaesthetictactual,(iv) individual and (v) group. This paper shows how this process was carried out and further discusses the findings.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 591/8143
Uncontrolled Keywords: E-learning, Technology training, Learning style, Blended learning, Diverse learners
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC8 Forms of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Muslim Unity (IIMU)
Depositing User: PROF SAHARI NORDIN
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2011 11:53
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2011 11:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/8143

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