THE EFFECT OF LEARNING STYLES ON ACHIEVEMENT IN DIFFERENT LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS


Yilmaz-Soylu M., AKKOYUNLU B.

TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.8, no.4, pp.43-50, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURKISH ONLINE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, ERIC (Education Resources Information Center), MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-50

Abstract

Every learning environment may attempt to raise successful students, but will not achieve the desired results if several essential elements are not considered in the instructional design process. These elements can be classified interior and exterior conditions. Learner characteristics, items of the interior conditions such as learning style, age, maturity level, interest are essential in designing learning environments process. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of learning styles on students' achievement in different learning environments which were designed according to principles of Generative Theory of Multimedia Learning. Research was conducted in the framework of single group repeated measures experimental design model and three different learning environments (text based, narration based and computer mediated (narration + music + text + static picture) were planned and study group studied in these environments at different times. The two instruments were used to collect data for this study. The pre-posttest designed to identify students' achievement score and Kolb's Learning Style Inventory to measure students' learning style. As a result, it has been clarified that the type of the learning style was not significantly effective on students' achievement in different learning environments.