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ERIC Number: EJ1043420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Digital Simulation-Based Training: A Meta-Analysis
Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Quesada-Pallarès, Carla; Knogler, Maximilian
British Journal of Educational Technology, v45 n6 p1097-1114 Nov 2014
This study examines how design characteristics in digital simulation-based learning environments moderate self-efficacy and transfer of learning. Drawing on social cognitive theory and the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, the meta-analysis psychometrically cumulated k?=?15 studies of 25 years of research with a total sample size of N?=?2274 learners. The findings indicate that high levels of user control result in higher estimates of self-efficacy and transfer. Offering assessment feedback after rather than during training led to higher efficacy beliefs and transfer. Effects of social, narrative and multimedia characteristics were nonsignificant. Implications for computer-based instructional design and directions for future research associated with motivational outcomes in technology-enhanced learning are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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