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Using learning styles theory to improve on-line learning through computer assisted diagnosis

Introduction

Despite the success in a number of education and training environments of a
variety of Learning Styles diagnostic tools1,2 and particularly the success of
Honey and Mumford3, there still appears to be a scarcity of research,
development and action on the application of this work to e-learning. When
we compare developments around the issues of, for example, content
development and pedagogy4, authoring and packaging tools5, virtual and
managed learning environments and interoperability6, or accessibility of
learning products and services for disabled people7, we find comparatively
little research and comparatively very little application of Learning Styles
thinking to the development of e-learning products, services, environments
and practices.

If the research environment is somewhat sparse compared with other
research developments in the e-learning arena, the application environment is
surprisingly barren in the light of the supposed and potential impact of
Learning Styles developments in the period from 1995 to 20018.

Using learning styles theory to improve on-line learning through computer assisted diagnosis
Dr William Lockitt

Dr William Lockitt

Dr Lockitt has over forty-five years’ experience in education and has written several publications highlighting the effective use of multimedia flexible and open learning. Since 2010 Dr Lockitt has been the strategic policy Director for G2G Communities CIC and in 2011 managed the implementation of the first not for profit, community focused LEGO Education Innovation Studio in the UK.