Accommodating Individual Differences in Web Based Instruction (WBI) and Implementation

Rana A. Alhajri, Steve Counsell, XiaoHui Lui

Abstract

Hypermedia systems have gained attraction for the purposes of teaching and learning. These systems provide users with freedom of navigation that allows them to develop learning pathways. Empirical evidence indicates that not all learners can benefit from hypermedia learning systems. In order to develop a learning environment, individual differences need to be taken into account to ensure they impact on students’ achievements. In this paper, we describe and propose a web based instruction (WBI) program which accommodates preferences of individual differences; learner’s prior knowledge and cognitive styles using the three key design elements of navigation tools, display options and content scope are explored. We also add learner’s gender behaviour as a third dimension of individual differences.

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A. Alhajri R., Counsell S. and Lui X. (2013). Accommodating Individual Differences in Web Based Instruction (WBI) and Implementation . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, 10th International Conference on e-Business and 4th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-72-3, pages 281-289. DOI: 10.5220/0004424702810289


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@conference{ice-b13,
author={Rana A. Alhajri and Steve Counsell and XiaoHui Lui},
title={Accommodating Individual Differences in Web Based Instruction (WBI) and Implementation},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, 10th International Conference on e-Business and 4th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2013)},
year={2013},
pages={281-289},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004424702810289},
isbn={978-989-8565-72-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Data Communication Networking, 10th International Conference on e-Business and 4th International Conference on Optical Communication Systems - Volume 1: ICE-B, (ICETE 2013)
TI - Accommodating Individual Differences in Web Based Instruction (WBI) and Implementation
SN - 978-989-8565-72-3
AU - A. Alhajri R.
AU - Counsell S.
AU - Lui X.
PY - 2013
SP - 281
EP - 289
DO - 10.5220/0004424702810289