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Table 2 The learning style model for moocs

From: A learning style classification approach based on deep belief network for large-scale online education

DimensionsTypeDescriptionResources
Information ProcessactiveThe active learners tend to improve learning efficiency with active use of study materials. They like to communicate with others and complete tasks or solve problems through teamwork.Felder-Silverman
reflectiveReflective learners tend to think and rethink independently. They like to complete tasks and solve problems on their own.Felder-Silverman
Information PerceptionsensitiveSensitive learners tend to look into practical cases or some specific materials. They prefer to solve problems in standard ways.Felder-Silverman
intuitiveIntuitive learners prefer abstract materials. They are good at discovering the inner relationships of things. They are creative and like to solve problems in creative ways.Felder-Silverman
Information InputverbalVerbal learners are good at acquiring information from text and communication.Felder-Silverman
visualVisual learners prefer to get information from picture and videos.Felder-Silverman
Information UnderstandingsequentialSequential learners prefer to study in a logical and sequential order. They like to focus on small-sized materials.Felder-Silverman
globalGlobal learners prefer autonomous learning. They like to master the general structure before beginning an in-depth study of specific points. They are non-sequential learners inclined to large-paced study.Felder-Silverman
Social InteractionsocialSocial learners like to communicate with others. They are inclined to complete tasks through teamwork.READI
solitarySolitary learners like to think independently. They prefer self-analysis and rethinking. They are willing to make plans and set goals.READI