ERIC Number: EJ1064589
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
Learning Online: A Comparison of Different Media Types
Kößler, Franziska J.; Nitzschner, Marco M.
Technology, Knowledge and Learning, v20 n2 p133-146 Jul 2015
Based on research about humor, foreign languages, and instructional design, in the current study we 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, namely learning styles and metacognitive evaluation, were controlled. Learning styles were assessed with a modified version of "Kolb's learning style inventory." 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. The article concludes with possible explanations, practical implications, limitations, and hints for future research.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Media Selection, Delivery Systems, Predictor Variables, Cognitive Style, Metacognition, Logical Thinking, Intermode Differences, Multimedia Materials, Multimedia Instruction, Video Technology, Web 2.0 Technologies, Comprehension, Economics, Concept Teaching, Instructional Material Evaluation, Preferences, Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory