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ERIC Number: EJ1061091
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: EISSN-1812-9129
Using Video Interaction Guidance to Develop Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills in Professional Training for Educational Psychologists
Hayes, Ben; Dewey, Jessica; Sancho, Michelle
International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, v26 n3 p436-444 2014
In this study we assessed the effects of paragraph length on the reading speed and comprehension of students. Students were randomly assigned to one of three groups: short paragraph length (SPL), medium paragraph length (MPL), or long paragraph length (LPL). Students read a 1423 word text on a computer screen formatted to align with their group designation, followed by assessments of content recall, application, and transfer. Results indicate that paragraph length has a significant effect on content application and transfer, but not on content recall. These results are interpreted within the current literature on text comprehension and computer screen eye fatigue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)