Modelling of Learning Styles in Relation to University- level Lectures

  • Ruth Cueva Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Diego Salazar Escuela Politécnica Nacional
  • Gabriel Francisco Grijalva Escuela Politécnica Nacional
Keywords: Correlation Matrix, Engineering Education, ILS, Learning Styles


Throughout this paper we seek to demonstrate the practicality of obtaining an approximate model of the relationship between a score that determines the learning styles of a student and the results obtained in a specific University-level lecture. The study considered the voluntary participation of over six hundred students from “Escuela Politécnica Nacional” of Ecuador (EPN). The Index of Learning Styles model was used to establish the various learning styles of the students. The analysis of the results considers the linear correlation and the correlation distance.


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How to Cite
Cueva, R., Salazar, D., & Grijalva, G. F. (2018). Modelling of Learning Styles in Relation to University- level Lectures. Enfoque UTE, 9(4), pp. 88 - 98.
Computer Science, ICTs