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ERIC Number: ED432221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Linear Multimedia Benefits To Enhance Students' Ability To Comprehend Complex Subjects.
Handal, Gilbert A.; Leiner, Marie A.; Gonzalez, Carlos; Rogel, Erika
The main objective of this program was to produce animated educational material to stimulate students' interest and learning process related to the sciences and to measure their impact. The program material was designed to support middle school educators with an effective, accessible, and novel didactic tool produced specifically to enhance and encourage the learning of chemistry. The study introduced the Periodic Table of the Elements, utilizing materials developed for middle school students in two distinct formats: printed material in English or Spanish, and an animated video with English or Spanish language narration. Participants were 320 students in middle schools in Mexico and Texas. A questionnaire was administered to assess learning. The results compare the difference between the students' ability to recall and comprehend complex subjects as presented by linear multimedia as opposed to printed text. The study additionally offered an opportunity to observe the advantage of applying a narrative format to procedural text. It is concluded that, in both countries, students appeared to be more attentive to the animated material. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas (El Paso)