Correlating college students' learning styles and how they use Web 2.0 applications for learning

Wen-Hao Huang, Sun Joo Yoo, Jeong-Hwan Choi

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This survey study investigated the relationship between learning styles and utilization level of Web 2.0 applications among college students. 107 individuals participated in this study in Spring 2008. The survey contains 118 items drawn from Gregorc Style Delineator and categories from the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology. Results indicated certain descriptive statistical relationship and significant correlations between different learning styles (Concrete-Random, Abstract-Random, Concrete-Sequential, Abstract-Sequential) and the utilization level on six Web 2.0 applications (Blog, WIKI, online social community/Facebook, online video sharing/YouTube, online video & audio conference/Skype, social virtual environment/Second Life). The limitation of the study includes small sample size and other factors influencing participants’ reporting. Future studies need to further cultivate relationships between learning styles and Web 2.0 utilization level in different contexts.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of E-Learn 2008--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education
EditorsCurtis J Bonk, Mimi Miyoung Lee, Tom Reynolds
Place of PublicationLas Vegas
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ISBN (Print)978-1-880094-66-2
StatePublished - Nov 2008


  • blog
  • youtube
  • web2.0
  • web 2.0
  • facebook


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