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This paper examines the research question of whether the distribution of learning orientations among university students enrolling in World Wide Web-based courses differs from those in the general student population. Using the Learning Orientation Questionnaire (LOQ), statistically significant differences in learning orientations were found between science students in a Web-based course and those in a more traditional classroom stetting. The implications of this finding on sample bias in educational research studies of Web-based courses and on the instructional design of university Web-based courses are discussed. General instructional design considerations for the three major learning orientations (conforming, performing, and transforming) are described. (Contains 13 references.) (MES)

Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis, Computer Uses in Education, Conventional Instruction, Distance Education, Higher Education, Instructional Design, Orientation, Science Instruction, Student Characteristics, Web Based Instruction, World Wide Web

Author: Jones, Edward R.; Martinez, Margaret

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=6562&id=ED466597


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