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VARK Experiment : E-Learning Can We Do Better?

Doyle, James (2006) VARK Experiment : E-Learning Can We Do Better? Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Problem:
E-learning - Can we do better?

Method Used:
To test if e-learning courses can be improved, the VARK learning technique and the traditional e-learning process will be compared. I propose to use a number of people to take the VARK test to ascertain their preferred learning method. I then developed a course incorporating the four different learning styles. So within the four main areas of VARK for example I propose to use 10 subjects with their preferred learning style.. . . . .let's look at Visual. I propose that five of these individuals would use the traditional e-learning course and 5 will take the Visual course. Each of the courses will contain the same information and the same test will be used to ensure overall fairness. The outcome should establish that traditional e-learning courses are not created with the individual in mind.

Findings:
The outcome of this project conclusively proves that people have their own individual learning styles and greatly benefit from using their preferred technique.

Conclusions:
I conclude as a result of my findings that individuals benefit from learning through their own preferred method. When companies are incorporating change into the work place more emphasis should be placed on personal learning styles. The benefits to both the company and the individual would far out-weigh the initial cost of integrating and utilizing the e-learning process.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Computing in Science in eLearning
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2010 10:10
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2014 11:46
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/251

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