Matching up learning styles with learning objects: What's effective?

Lori S. Mestre

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Online instruction is quite prevalent on campuses and within libraries. Librarians are engaged in the creation of learning objects that can either be linked to or embedded within course-management systems. But are those instructional tools designed to best accommodate diverse learners or are they constructed to reflect the teaching and learning style of the designer? Results from a study (a survey of librarians, student usability studies, and interviews) document both considerations made in the creation of learning objects, and the effectiveness of learning objects from students' perspectives. The findings may be useful for future modifications of these tools (e.g., tutorials, videos, podcasts, and PowerPoints).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)808-829
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Library Administration
Issue number7
StatePublished - 2010


  • Distance learning
  • Information literacy
  • Learning styles
  • Online instruction
  • Tutorials
  • Usabilty study

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Library and Information Sciences


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