Considering Learning Styles in Learning Management Systems: Investigating the Behavior of Students in an Online Course

Sabine Graf, Kinshuk Kinshuk
2006 2006 First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP'06)  
Many researchers agree that considering learning styles increases the learning progress and makes learning easier for students. Learning management systems (LMS) are very successful in e-education but do not incorporate learning styles. As a requirement for taking learning styles into consideration in LMS, the behavior of students in online courses needs to be investigated. In this paper, we analyze the behavior of 43 students based on their learning styles and predefined patterns of behavior.
more » ... terns of behavior. Firstly, we concentrated on whether students with different learning style preferences act differently in the course. This information can be used to create courses that include features for each learning style. Secondly, we investigated correlations between the learning style preferences and the behavior of students during the course. These correlations can be use to develop an approach for identifying learning styles in LMS based on students' behavior.
doi:10.1109/smap.2006.13 dblp:conf/smap/GrafK06 fatcat:xc3k4fheyrdxbmzt25jmdio6va