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Please also complete the Learning styles (VAK) assessment form

(All participants will remain anonymous) and must be 18 or older.

This survey is voluntary and can be terminated by participants at any time.

Note: Upon completion of this questionnaire, participants are asked to complete the learning style assessment test posted on the site map page in the electronic tutorial you just finished. [Please finish the survey before you take this test to avoid any possibility of bias.]

Contact information: E-mail Phone # (You will be contacted only if follow-up for clarification is needed.)

Are you a:

Student?Yes No
If yes, what level:

Teacher?Yes No
If yes, what level:

Employed in agriculture related field?Yes No

Employer?Yes No
If Yes, what is your company's business:

Self employed in agriculture related field? Yes No

Researcher?Yes No
If Yes, what is your research area? (Optional):



1. Which version of the electronic tutorial did you use?
Accessible technology for blind learner
Website for all learners

2. Were you familiar with the learning strategies (concept mapping, mental visualization and storytelling) before you went through the tutorial? YesNo
If yes, which ones? Check all that apply:
Concept mapping
Mental visualization

3. Do you find using concept mapping (from the scale of 1-5, 1 is most difficult, 5 is easiest)
Difficult 1 2 3 4 5 Easy

4. Will you apply concept mapping in your research again?
Very Likely 1 2 3 4 5 Most Unlikely

5. When you apply concept mapping to summarize and relate meanings of information about your research topic, do you find the process useful: (choose all that apply)
To your research topic
To information processing in general
To apply to other areas of your life

6. Is mental imagery:
Natural, something you have been doing all the time
Unnatural, and you have to try hard to do so

7. Practicing mental imagery is:
Enjoyable 1 2 3 4 5 Difficult

8. When practicing mental imagery, did you:
Discover something (questions, inconsistencies etc.) you had not previously thought about.
Have nothing come to your mind at all.
Have too many things come to mind.

9. When you are applying mental imagery to your research, do you play the information in your head as:
First person
Third person

10. Will you use mental imagery in your research again?
Very Likely 1 2 3 4 5 Very Unlikely

11. Under what circumstances would you tell a story? (Choose all that apply)
To communicate ideas with others
To express experiences to others
To clarify your thought
To explain a concept, situation or discovery to others
To interpret the information in a way that is useful to you.

12. How do you tell your story?

13. When you tell a story, do you tell it as a:
First person
Third person

14. Will you apply storytelling in the research process again?
Very Likely 1 2 3 4 5 Very Unlikely

Please also complete the Learning styles (VAK) assessment form

Thank you for taking the time to answer this questionnaire.
Your input will be very helpful in our research on learning styles and strategies.


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