ERIC Number: ED373716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
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The Effects of Varied Visual Organizational Strategies within Computer-Based Instruction on Factual, Conceptual and Problem Solving Learning.
Haag, Brenda Bannan; Grabowski, Barbara L.
The purpose of this exploratory study was to examine the effectiveness of learner manipulation of visuals with and without organizing cues in computer-based instruction on adults' factual, conceptual, and problem-solving learning. An instructional unit involving the physiology and the anatomy of the heart was used. A post-test only control group design was applied with 74 undergraduate subjects from a large eastern university. Subjects were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups: learner generated with cued visual organization; learner generated with uncued visual organization; and control (system-provided organization). The dependent variables measured the subject's ability to identify individual parts of the heart using visual cues; retain facts and definitions; reproduce key information; and utilize the information for problem solving. The results showed that in no case were the scores on either treatment group involving manipulation of visuals greater than the control group which provided the visuals. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/JLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Graphical User Interfaces
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.