2017, Number 2
Alonso RR, Pacheco BJ, Vigoa ML, León MY
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ABSTRACTIntroduction: Models to facilitate learning emerge from an innovative university. One element to take into account for their personalization is to determine the styles with which the students learn. Objective: To socialize the results of an experience in the instructive adjustment of a distance postgraduate course to the learning styles of the students. Methods: The experiment was carried out from October 2015 to February 2016. The Virtual Health Classroom (VHC) was used in Cuba, located at http://aulavirtual.sld.cu/. Learning styles were determined using the Honey-Alonso questionnaire. The students were divided into two subgroups: one active and pragmatic, and the other reflective and theoretical. The learning activities were adapted to the styles of the students. The processes and interactions that took place in the course were systematically observed and a satisfaction survey was applied. Mathematical-statistical methods were used: descriptive statistics, Crombach's Alpha, T-test, Chi-square, and Pearson's correlation analysis. Results: Active, reflective, and pragmatic learning styles are found in the standard of moderate preference, in students and for the theoretical style, in the standard of preference as high; there were no gender differences. Students in both subgroups approved all learning activities. The students showed satisfaction with the evaluated elements of the course, with no differences between subgroups or styles.