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ERIC Number: ED557361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: 978-989-8533-23-4
The Efficiency of Different Online Learning Media--An Empirical Study
Köbler, Franziska J.; Nitzschner, Marco M.
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA) (11th, Porto, Portugal, Oct 25-27, 2014)
In the current study, it was examined whether successful learning is related to using different types of media. We compared the comprehension of an economic concept in novices (N = 82) under three conditions: a Wikipedia article, a funny, and a serious YouTube video. The media were presented in English which is a foreign language to most of the German speaking sample. The funny video turned out to be the condition related to better success in learning while individual variables (e.g. Thinking Styles and metacognitive evaluation) were controlled. Regarding metacognition, it was further found out that answering by logical thinking correlated negatively, and that answering by processing the presented material correlated positively with the number of correct answers. [For complete proceedings, see ED557311.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria