ERIC Number: EJ1051928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Does a Strategy Training Foster Students' Ability to Learn from Multimedia?
Scheiter, Katharina; Schubert, Carina; Gerjets, Peter; Stalbovs, Kim
Journal of Experimental Education, v83 n2 p266-289 2015
Despite the general effectiveness of multimedia instruction, students do not always benefit from it. This study examined whether students' learning from multimedia can be improved by teaching them relevant learning strategies. On the basis of current theories and research on multimedia learning, the authors developed a strategy training for 9th-grade students. To evaluate it, 31 students received the aforementioned training and 33 students received placebo control training. After that, students completed a multimedia learning session on meiosis. Results showed that although the experimental training improved students' strategy knowledge, it had no effect on learning outcomes. Accordingly, students acquired strategy knowledge but did not apply it later. Implications for the design of multimedia strategy interventions and future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Learning Strategies, Grade 9, Control Groups, Experimental Groups, Instructional Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Study Skills, Cognitive Processes, Intervention, Reading Ability, Knowledge Level, Outcome Measures, Achievement Gains, Foreign Countries, Pretests Posttests, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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