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ERIC Number: ED522012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
Motivational Multimedia: Examining Students' Learning and Motivation as They Use a Multimedia Enriched Learning Environment
Liu, Min; Olmanson, Justin; Horton, Lucas; Toprac, Paul
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
This study examines middle school students' learning and motivation as they engaged in a multimedia enriched problem-based learning (PBL) environment for middle school science. Using a mixed-method design with both quantitative and qualitative data, we investigated the effect of a multimedia environment on sixth graders' science learning, their levels of motivation, and the relationship between students' motivation and their science learning. The analysis of the results showed that: Students significantly increased their science knowledge from pretest to posttest after using the PBL program, they were motivated and enjoyed the experience, and a significant positive relationship was found between students' motivation scores and their post-science knowledge scores. Findings were discussed within the research framework. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A