Author: Liao, Zhongwen
Title: The performance of EFL students with different sensory learning style preferences under e-learning context
Advisors: Feng, William (ENGL)
Degree: M.A.
Year: 2020
Subject: English language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- Foreign speakers
Internet in education
Computer-assisted instruction
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of English
Pages: 53 pages : illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: This study investigates the learning effectiveness of L2 learners with different sensory preferences in e-learning environment. Based on previous studies on learning style and online learning, it hypothesizes that online learning effectiveness would be significantly influenced by perceptual learning style preferences. The subjects were 107 first year high school Chinese learners of English. Rebecca Oxford's (1994) Style Analysis Survey was used to assess participants' sensory preferences. Two verbalisation tasks were employed to examine their learning effectiveness, and the target grammar rules was delivered via synchronous virtual classroom teaching. Analyses of the subjects' performance revealed that L2 learners of Auditory learning style have better learning effectiveness under e-learning context. There was also a significant relation between learning outcomes and Visual style and Kinaesthetic-Tactile style, e-learning is in favor of visual learners, but kinaesthetic-tactile learning style is negatively related to the learning improvement. These results serve as evidence of that L2 online learning effectiveness is influenced by sensory learning style of individual learners. Language teachers and learners are encouraged to identify the learning style preferences regularly and optimize e-learning implementation accordingly to avoid style conflicts.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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