Identifying distance learners’ learning styles

ÖZONUR M., Kamışlı H., Solma M. İ.

Elementary Education Online, vol.19, no.3, pp.1858-1863, 2020 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17051/ilkonline.2020.735341
  • Journal Name: Elementary Education Online
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EBSCO Education Source, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1858-1863
  • Keywords: Distance education, E-learning style, Learning style
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: No


This study aimed to identify the learning styles of distance learners studying for an associate’s degree in computer programming and child development and to determine whether there is a difference between the departments. Accordingly the survey model was used in this study. The sample consisted of 261 associate’s degree students enrolled in two distance education programs. The data were collected using the E-Learning Styles Scale. In the data analysis, categories were formed using the mean scores on the E-Learning Styles Scale to identify the dominant-e-learning styles of the students and the nonparametric Mann-Whitney U test was used because the data were not normally distributed. The analysis results showed that the most preferred learning style of computer programming and child development students was the independent e-learning style. The preferred learning styles of computer programming and child development students differed in active learning, social learning, and logical learning styles.