Accommodating various learning styles
In this context, Dunn and Dunn (1978) stated that students with different learning styles have distinct preferences during different instructional activities.
Thus, various models have been proposed by theoreticians and used by educators in order to measure learning styles, and various instruments have been used. (2012) provided an extensive report which involved at least 71 learning style models.
One of the popular learning style inventories for determining adults’ learning styles is Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI).In addition, Fahy and Ally (2005) used Kolb’s LSI for two online courses including asynchronous discussions.Akkoyunlu and Soylu (2008) revealed that students’ views on the blended learning process, such as ease of use of the web environment, evaluation, face to face environment, and so on, differ according to their learning styles.On the other hand, Honey and Mumford (1986) developed a self-development tool based on Kolb’s model by inviting managers to address trainees’ learning style preferences.
They used the tool on a wide range of higher education students.
They work on specializing or adapting the courses according to learners’ needs (Hamilton-Pennell, 2002).