Soloman Learning Style

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Learning Styles are personal qualities of an individual which helps to learn more effectively in an environment suitable to learning style. Various learner style models are available that can be used to identify the learner style. Visual and Verbal are the important learning style when it is related to web based learning environment in which contents are presented in written text, images, graphs, audio, animations, video etc. format. Most of the eLearning Systems tries to tackle all the learning styles. In a web based environment visual and verbal contents are presented to the learner. Providing visually stressed contents to visual learner and verbally stressed contents to verbal learner can enhance the learning efficiency. Hence it becomes…show more content…
Even professors accepted the same. Most of the students have preference towards visual, sensing, inductive and active learning dimensions whereas few are creative having preference towards global learning. Students showed preference towards intuitive, auditory, deductive and sequential. The professors were unable to match these preferences [1]. The model also suggested teaching strategies for each category. Learning strategies for each preferred dimension of Felder Silverman learning style models are mentioned in [3]. In 1991 Richard Felder and Barbara Soloman has created a 44 questions set termed as Index of Learning Style Questionnaire. The ILS questionnaire finds the preference of learner on four dimension of Felder Silverman Learning Style Model [4], [8]. The web version of ILS Questionnaire is available at [5]. The ILS questionnaire along with scoring sheet and report form is available at [6]. Reliability and validity of ILS Questionnaire on different aspects is done in [7], [8],…show more content…
In 1987 Neil Fleming introduced learning style model for visual, aural, read/write and kinesthetic preferences [12]. In 1992 Neil D. Fleming and Colleen Mills designed a technique to address students learning preferences in which a set of 13 questions was used [11]. Later on one more preference called multimodal was introduced to cater the needs of learners having multiple preferences for learning. VARK is popular tool in Western Part of the world as it is easy to use; it provides help sheets for learners, instructors and other users like employers, employees. Recent version developed in 2006 contains 16 Questions and four options for answers whose wording is according to 21st century. VARK’s specialist versions are also available to judge athletes and younger of age 12-18 years

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