Investigating the Impact of Learners’ Learning Styles on the Acceptance of Open Learner Models for Information Sharing
Individual differences in learners’ learning styles can have a significant effect on their acceptance of collaboration technologies to facilitate the sharing of learning information in technology-based collaborative learning. There is, however, a lack of understanding of the impact of learning styles on the acceptance of open learner models as a collaboration technology for information sharing. This study investigates the impact of learners’ learning styles on their acceptance of open learner models for information sharing. A total of 240 undergraduate students in a university in Malaysia have participated in the online survey. A chi-square test is performed to explore the relationship between learning styles and the acceptance of open learner models for information sharing in technology-based collaborative learning. The result reveals that learning styles have no significant impact on learners’ acceptance of open learner models for information sharing. The implications of this study can assist open learner models designers to apply appropriate instructional design strategies in developing open learner models applications.