ERIC Number: ED477052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Anchored Instruction in a Situated Learning Environment.
The purpose of this study was to design and develop a multimedia-based anchored program and to examine the effects of students' and group characteristics on the problem-solving process in anchored instruction with the multimedia program in a situated learning environment. Sixty-eight students were assigned to small groups via a stratified random sampling procedure. The students were working cooperatively as a group on the authentic task of multimedia-based anchored instruction. The results of the analysis show that group composition as well as students' characteristics significantly exerted differential effects on the problem-solving process. The implications of the results for anchored instruction are discussed. (Contains 28 references and 2 tables.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Learning, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Problem Solving, Small Group Instruction, Student Characteristics
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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