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Online Education Resources and Student Needs: Stylistic Aspects

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  • Lipetsk State Pedagogical University named after P.P. Semenov-Tayn-Shansky, Lipetsk, Russia

Abstract


Objectives: This work continues a long-term study of the student needs and preferences by using open network education resources oriented to online support of the educational process. Methods: The importance of online education resource components has been determined by pedagogical university students using the method of paired comparisons from two points of view – that of the student and that of the teacher (corresponding to learning/teaching stylistics). Findings: During the study: a) a comparative analysis of the stylistic characteristics of the respondents in 2011 and 2016 has been undertaken and changing attitudes of future teachers to the teaching stylistics from “expert” to “facilitator” have been revealed; b) the importance of resource components in physics correlated with their stylistic features has been defined; c) the prevailing learning and teaching styles of open network education resources, affecting the efficiency of user training, have been identified; d) arguments in support of taking into consideration student’s stylistic preferences at the design stage of education resources have been posed. These methods of studying stylistic peculiarities of Internet education resources are unique, and the authors are interested in discussing the results. Applications/Improvements: Consideration of the diversity of the student audience needs allows adapting the learning resources to rapidly changing conditions of the educational process. The results can be used to improve the efficiency and comfort of online self-study process.

Keywords

Learning and Teaching Styles, Open Network Education Resources, Student’s Stylistic Preferences, Stylistic Aspects of Open Network Education Resources.

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