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Learning Styles of Students at the Department of Computer Science – University of Potsdam

  • Loay Talib Ahmed Al-Saffar
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 444)

Abstract

This paper is part of a research to understand the learning style preferences of students at the computer science department – University of Potsdam, to be aware of which changes are necessary to be adopted in the teaching methods, in an attempt to make an impact on reducing the dropout rate among students, and to suggest a better learning environment meeting most of the students’ learning style preferences. It will present and discuss initial results of using the Index of Learning Styles (ILS) questionnaire developed by Felder and Soloman, which is a 44-item questionnaire for identifying the learning styles according to Felder-Silverman learning style model FSLSM.

Keywords

Learning Styles Felder-Silverman learning style model Computer Science Business Informatics Didactics 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Loay Talib Ahmed Al-Saffar
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  1. 1.Computer Science Dept.University of Potsdam, Germany and College of Electrical and Electronic TechniquesBaghdadIraq

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