Impact of Thinking Styles on Learning Functions in the Online Environment

Bouhnik Dan, Carmi Golan
2014 International Journal for Infonomics  
In this study we examine the connection between thinking styles and learning function and satisfaction of students participating in academic E-learning courses. We also examined the connection between computer experience/skills and gender differences to these variables. The research included 188 B.A. students using the HighLearn system. The data was collected using questioners which examined thinking styles, prior experience with computer/internet applications, and views regarding on-line
more » ... ng. Furthermore, interviews were held with a sample group of students. The research results show an influence of thinking styles on learning function, personal opinions and satisfaction. A positive influence was also found with regard to prior experience with computer/internet applications and gender. The results show that although virtual courses offer a variety of learning possibilities, these are utilized mostly by students with certain thinking styles. Gender and previous experience with computer/internet applications affect the amount of success in the virtual course.
doi:10.20533/iji.1742.4712.2014.0106 fatcat:x57bpqsh5vdf7kqasi2e5fzvjy