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Learning Styles and Gender Differences of USM Distance Learners

Authors
Journal
Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
1877-0428
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
141
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.05.236
Keywords
  • Learning Styles
  • Adult Education
  • Videoconferencing Technology

Abstract

Abstract This study is aimed at identifying the learning styles of School of Distance Education USM distance learners and the differences based on gender with the usage of videoconferencing technology. The theoretical foundation for this study is the Grasha- Reichmann learning styles model such as independent, dependent, competitive, collaborative, avoidant and participative. A total of 394 respondents answered the questionnaire distributed to them and collected data were analysed using chi-square test and t-test. The SPSS software version 17 was utilized for data analysis. This study showed that significance differences existed between the students’ learning styles with the usage of videoconferencing technology based on gender. The researchers recommend that further studies explore other learning style theories with other delivery methods besides including a larger sample from different institutions.

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