ERIC Number: ED476991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Does an Agent Matter? The Effects of Animated Pedagogical Agents on Multimedia Environments.
Craig, Scotty D.; Gholson, Barry
Data are presented on the effects of Animated Agents on multimedia learning environments with specific concerns of split attention and modality effects. The study was a 3 (agent properties: agent only, agent with gestures, no agent) x 3 (picture features: static picture, sudden onset, animation) factorial design with outcome measures of mental load rating scale, a persona rating scale, multiple-choice questions, a matching test, a retention test, and transfer tests involving creative solutions. Overall, there were no split attention or modality effects found with integrating the agent into the display. (Contains 17 references and 1 table.) (Author)
Descriptors: Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Materials, Learning Modalities, Learning Processes, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687. Support provided by the Office of Naval Research (N00014-00-1-0600) and the National Science Foundation (SBR 9720314 and SBR 0106965).