Students' multiple intelligences in video-assisted learning environments

Hajhashemi, Karim, Caltabiano, Nerina J., Anderson, Neil, and Tabibzadeh, Seyed Asadollah (2018) Students' multiple intelligences in video-assisted learning environments. Journal of Computers in Education, 5 (3). pp. 329-348.

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Abstract

Many educators who advocate the use of multiple intelligences theory are claiming its efficiency in teaching practice across various education settings and modes. Despite its claimed potential to enhance teaching and learning through increased attention to students' learning styles and preferences, the use of this theory seems to be largely ignored in higher education settings. In providing an optimal learning environment for learners, educators need to understand students' prior experiences and current perceptions, in order to make best use of digital technology affordances to improve student learning. This mixed-methods research focuses on the differences in students' MI according to age and gender and students' perceptions of the value of online videos and reports whether employing various types of videos within a learning module could increase and support learning needs and intelligences of students. The quantitative findings of the study revealed that students are higher on Intrapersonal intelligence and lower in Existential intelligence. Bodily-Kinesthetic and Verbal-Linguistic intelligences were also found as other highly developed intelligences of students. In addition, significant differences between the MI profiles of the students and their age and gender categories were found. The qualitative phase of the study revealed that videos could address students' various intelligence types and abilities. Students also reported that video integration could improve their learning abilities and experience.

Item ID: 54107
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2197-9995
Keywords: learning needs; mixed-methods approach; multigenerational students; multiple intelligences; online videos
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2018 22:10
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified @ 25%
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