ERIC Number: ED474443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Effect of Multimedia Learning Environments on Well-Structured and Ill-Structured Problem-Solving Skills.
Hong, Namsoo S.; McGee, Steven; Howard, Bruce C.
This study investigates the effects on various learning outcomes of an inquiry-based multimedia learning environment called Astronomy Village: Investigating the Universe. Students were pre-/post-tested on their conceptual understanding, well-structured problem solving abilities, and ill-structured problem solving abilities. The results of the study indicate that Astronomy Village is an effective tool for helping students learn important astronomy content and well-structured problem-solving skills. The inquiry-based approach also provides for a more robust understanding of the problem so that concepts and problem-solving strategies can be applied in a new context. This study also reports that there are significant implications to be drawn from the lack of transfer to ill-structured problems. (KHR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April, 2000).