Using word clouds to develop proactive learners

Miley, Frances and Read, Andrew (2011) Using word clouds to develop proactive learners. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11 (2). pp. 91-110. ISSN 1527-9316

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Abstract

This article examines student responses to a technique for summarizing electronically available information based on word frequency. Students used this technique to create word clouds, using those word clouds to enhance personal and small group study. This is a qualitative study. Small focus groups were used to obtain student feedback. Feedback indicated that students adapted their use of word clouds in ways consistent with their learning style preferences. Kolb’s learning styles inventory was used. Student response also indicated that word clouds have potential in the workplace.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: accounting education, deep learning, graduate attributes, Kolb’s learning styles inventory, motivation, workplace learning, word clouds.
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Depositing User: Frances Miley
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 10:36
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 10:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/67728
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