ERIC Number: ED373707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for Research on Graphics Design for Interactive Learning Environments.
ChanLin, Lih-Juan; Reeves, Thomas C.
Research that has been conducted relating to the use of graphics and how various design variables interact with graphics in influencing the process of learning within individuals is explored. Research directions and approaches that may provide enhanced guidelines for integrating graphics into future interactive learning environments are described. The substantial research to date has provided a foundation for further research to guide the design of interactive learning environments. Six recommendations are made to guide such research: (1) a variety of paradigms should be explored, including positivist, interpretivist, qualitative, critical theory, and postmodernist; (2) research should be grounded in broad and comprehensive theory; (3) study subjects should be involved in learning that is meaningful for them; (4) research should use commercially viable products; (5) field-based research is preferable; and (6) research protocols used by software usability testing laboratories may provide guidance. Questions should focus on how learners process graphics. (Contains 62 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Interactive Systems
Note: In: Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Presentations at the 1994 National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology Sponsored by the Research and Theory Division (16th, Nashville, TN, February 16-20, 1994); see IR 016 784.