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Arthur: An Adaptive Instruction System Based on Learning Styles
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, , University of Cincinnati, United States

International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology, ISBN 978-1-880094-34-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Abstract

The theory of learning styles states that people have different approaches to learning and studying (Dunn 1987 & Dunn 1978). Given a specific instruction method or environment, some people will learn more effectively than others due to their individual learning style and the grade distribution of the learning would be bell shaped, with the majority of the learners appearing in the middle of the distribution curve. Several studies show that there is "No Significant Difference" when technology is applied to instruction (Crump 1928, Gerhing 1994, Goldberg 1996, Moore 1996, Schlosser 1994, & Wilson 1996), since either in traditional classrooms or in any of the technological environments, there is only one form of instruction, and usually from one source, yielding the familiar bell shaped grade distribution. This explains the "No Significant Difference" results and indicates that another instruction method needs to be investigated. An approach to achieve "A Significant Difference" is to provide several different instruction methods. This paper describes Arthur, which is a web based instruction system that provides adaptive instruction to achieve "A Significant Difference".

Citation

Gilbert, J.E. & Han, C.Y. (1999). Arthur: An Adaptive Instruction System Based on Learning Styles. In Proceedings of International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (pp. 100-105). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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