Investigation of Higher Education Students' Learning Styles and Attitudes towards Mobile Learning According to Various Variables
; Fırat University, Faculty of Education
; Fırat University, Elazığ-Turkey
Akmençe, Ahmet Egemen
; Ministry of Education, TURKEY
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AbstractThe purpose of this study is to examine students' learning styles andtheir attitudes towards mobile learning. In this study, a screening model wasused to describe the existing situation. In this context, research wasconducted on 209 undergraduate students at Fırat University. To collect data,Kolb Learning Styles Inventory developed by Kolb and adapted to Turkish by EvinGencel was used. The Mobile Learning Attitude scale developed by Demir andAkpınar was used to examine students' attitudes toward mobile learning. Whenthe findings were examined, it was determined that 46.4% of the students hadAssimilator, 25.8% of them Divergers, 14.8% of them Convergers and 12.9% ofthem had Accommodator learning style. The students with the highest attitudetowards mobile learning were found to have a Converger learning style. It wasdetermined that the students with the lowest attitudes towards mobile learninghad a Diverger learning style. Among the important characteristics of theindividuals with a Converger learning style are shown to prefer to workindividually in learning activities. It can be said that individuals who have aConverger learning style are positively influenced by their attitudes towardmobile learning, because many applications on mobile learning platforms allowindividual learning.