NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED485031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
The Effect Of Oral Description In Complementing Animated Instruction In A Web-based Learning Environment On Undergraduate Students Achievement Of Different Educational Objectives
Swain, Jeff; Munyofu, Mine; Kidwai, Khusro; Lin, Huifen; Ausman, Bradley; Dwyer, Francis
Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 27th, Chicago, IL, October 19-23, 2004
The purpose of this study was to test the principle of modality by using audio to deliver verbal information when that information is designed to support non-verbal information such as animations in a computer-based lesson. This was done by comparing the effect of two types of audio support mechanisms- a simple support mechanism consisting of declarative statements explaining the animated sequence and a complex support mechanism consisting of questions and answers explaining the animated sequence- on undergraduate student achievement of conceptual, rule and procedure knowledge. A control group consisting of the same computer-based lesson without any auditory support of the animation was also employed. Learning was measured through drawing, terminology, and comprehension tests. The results indicate student achievement was not enhanced by the addition of auditory support.
Association for Educational Communications and Technology. 1800 North Stonelake Drive Suite 2, Bloomington, IN 47408. Tel: 877-677-2328; Tel: 812-335-7675; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A