An integrated learning styles and scientific investigation-based personalized web approach: a result on conceptual learning achievements and perceptions of high school students
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The advancement of computers and communication technologies has encouraged an increasing number of studies concerning personalized web-based learning, in which students are able to learn in individual learning instruction; in particular, the students can receive formatted learning material associated with their learning preference. Although such an approach seems interesting to the students, researchers have emphasized the need for well-designed instruction in order to improve the students’ learning achievements. Therefore, it has become an important issue to employ art of teaching to assist the students to learn in a personalized web-based learning environment. Based on this perspective, this study proposes an integrated learning styles and scientific investigation-based approach for improving the learning achievements of students in a personalized web-based learning environment. A personalized web-based learning environment has been developed based on this approach, and an experiment on a physics course has been conducted in northeastern Thailand to evaluate its effectiveness. The experimental results show that the proposed approach improves the students’ learning achievement. Moreover, the students had positive perceptions toward the personalized web-based learning based on the proposed approach.
KeywordsTeaching and learning strategies Interactive learning environments Web-based learning Applications in science areas
This research project is supported by Mahidol University under Grant Numbers 67/2557 and 103/2558. The development of PhET interactive science simulation in Thai version is supported by the Office for Educational Technology Development Fund, Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand.
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