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Pages: 3303-3311
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1721

Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain

WEB-BASED LEARNING, HIGHER-ORDER THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONALITY TRAITS

D. Morin1, J. Thomas2, R.G. Saade1

1Concordia University (CANADA)
2Pace University (UNITED STATES)
Universities offer more and more courses online for many reasons such as flexibility, financial and academic reasons. This research investigates the relationship between Web-based learning and Higher-Order Thinking Skills while taking into account the influence of some of the personality traits of students. Several hundred students registered in an undergraduate web-based course on the fundamentals of Information Technology at a university in Montreal, Canada took part in the study. Through a survey, based on the Big 5 instrument, three types of personality were considered, namely the extraverted, the agreeable and the conscientious. The students’ perceptions of the impact of different pedagogical tools on the acquisition of various higher-order learning skills into this entirely online course as it relates to their personality traits are the focus of this research. It was found that extraverted students perceive more support from activities and resources towards learning skills than the other types of students. Certain activities and resources are perceived to contribute differently according to the identified personality traits. This research could help identify different learning tools to better serve an online community of learners.
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author = {Morin, D. and Thomas, J. and Saade, R.G.},
title = {WEB-BASED LEARNING, HIGHER-ORDER THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONALITY TRAITS},
series = {8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN16 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-8860-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2016.1721},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2016.1721},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {4-6 July, 2016},
year = {2016},
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DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2016.1721
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D. Morin, J. Thomas, R.G. Saade (2016) WEB-BASED LEARNING, HIGHER-ORDER THINKING SKILLS AND PERSONALITY TRAITS, EDULEARN16 Proceedings, pp. 3303-3311.
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