Title: Effects of a personalised ubiquitous learning support system based on learning style-preferred technology type decision model on university students' SQL learning performance

Authors: Jirapipat Thanyaphongphat; Patcharin Panjaburee

Addresses: Institute for Innovative Learning, Mahidol University, Nakorn Pathom 73170, Thailand ' Institute for Innovative Learning, Mahidol University, Nakorn Pathom 73170, Thailand

Abstract: With the advancement of mobile device and wireless communication technologies, personalised ubiquitous learning support systems providing learning material corresponding student preference have been becoming an important research issue. This study focuses on developing such a learning support system based on learning styles and preferred technology types to recommend a proper digital learning material. A two-step experiment was conducted: the first study, involving 190 university students, explored a learning style-preferred technology type decision model for recommending digital learning material to individual students. The second study, involving 39 university students, empirically evaluated the effectiveness of the decision model-based personalised ubiquitous learning support system and the experiment was based on a pre-test and post-test design. The results of the two-part experiments showed that (a) the decision model is able to recommend proper learning material to individual students based on their learning style and preferred technology type, and (b) the learning support system demonstrated good performance concerning the gain of knowledge and learning motivations.

Keywords: mobile learning environment; individual difference in education; computer science education; higher education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMLO.2019.100379

International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 2019 Vol.13 No.3, pp.233 - 254

Received: 27 Dec 2017
Accepted: 03 Apr 2018

Published online: 22 Mar 2019 *

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