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Using Learning Styles to Enhance Learning Management Systems

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M Prabhani Pitigala Liyanage ,

Shimane University 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane, JP
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Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
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K S Lasith Gunawardena,

Shimane University 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane, JP
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Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Science and Engineering
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Masahito Hirakawa

Shimane University 1060 Nishikawatsu-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane, JP
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Abstract

Learning management systems (LMSs) are becoming increasingly popular at many educational institutions such as universities. However, they provide same content for all learners in a given course. Educational theory suggests that learners have different styles of learning. Ideally, the content must be arranged to match each learner’s learning style. In this study, we propose a framework for adaptive LMSs that can tailor course content to the individual learner’s learning style. We estimate the learning style of the student using two methods: a questionnaire and a rule-based method that utilizes the learner’s activity within the LMS. The Felder–Silverman learning style model served as the basis for our system implementation. We explain the operational aspects of our framework and present the findings in applying the framework to a course conducted in Moodle LMS.

International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions 2014 07 (02)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/icter.v7i2.7153

How to Cite: Liyanage, M.P.P., Gunawardena, K.S.L. & Hirakawa, M., (2015). Using Learning Styles to Enhance Learning Management Systems. International Journal on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions (ICTer). 7(2), pp.1–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/icter.v7i2.7153
Published on 20 Apr 2015.
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