ERIC Number: ED172798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Recall and Retrieval from Mapped and Programmed Text.
Jonassen, David H.
Two methods of structuring textual material, information mapping and programmed instruction, were compared on the basis of their ability to facilitate recall and subsequent retrieval of information. Both methods produced very significant gain scores, although no differential effects occurred. Retrieval of information from the text, a task independent of recall behavior and based upon different textual search strategies, benefitted significantly from the structural characteristics of the mapping technique. A conceptual basis for the issue being studied was suggested: a comparison of systematically inserted adjunct questions and explicit content structuring for eliciting mathemagenic activities. A need for additional research to consider the level and type of learning and interactions with the characteristics of mapping and programming is indicated. A list of references is provided. (Author/RAO)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Information Mapping
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 1979); For related document, see IR 007 416