Optimizing the Learning Experience: Examining Interactions Between the Individual Learner and the Learning Context

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1211)


The modern educational environment extends beyond the lecture-based classroom and now involves virtual, simulated, and applied learning contexts. Due to innate individual differences, no learning environment is ideal for all individual learners. Each learner exhibits individual difference factors that can impact one’s involvement, achievement, and satisfaction in learning across different learning contexts. This paper discusses the unique dynamics between individual difference variables and modern learning environments including online classrooms, simulation-based, and applied learning contexts. Recommendations to better support the full range of individual learners are discussed and presented.


Individual differences Modern learning environments Learner engagement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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