Title: The impacts of cognitive learning styles on the use of online learning and collaborative writing environments

Authors: Will W.K. Ma; Kirindi Sun; Jamie Ma

Addresses: Online Communication Research Centre, Department of Journalism and Communication, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 10 Wai Tsui Crescent, North Point, Hong Kong ' Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education, GP.O. Box 4108, Hong Kong ' Renaissance College Hong Kong, GP.O. Box 4108, Hong Kong

Abstract: Most universities today enhance their classroom teaching and learning with online learning systems. However, a mismatch between learning styles and instructional methods can create conflicts that affect cognition, affect, and behaviour during the learning process. In this study, the authors examine the use of online learning systems. The results identify significant differences between cognitive learning styles and login (F = 32.25, p < 0.001)/download (F = 23.59, p < 0.001) patterns, browsing (F = 5.069, p < 0.05) / edits (F = 4.987, p < 0.05) patterns though no significant differences were found in forum usage.

Keywords: cognitive style index; CSI; cognitive learning styles; innovation; online learning; information technology usage; hybrid learning; learning management systems; course management systems; LMS/CMS; collaborative writing; e-learning; electronic learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2014.063376

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2014 Vol.16 No.1, pp.97 - 111

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 14 Jul 2014 *

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