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ERIC Number: EJ1078330
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Interactivity of Question Prompts and Feedback on Secondary Students' Science Knowledge Acquisition and Cognitive Load
Huang, Kun; Chen, Ching-Huei; Wu, Wen-Shiuan; Chen, Wei-Yu
Educational Technology & Society, v18 n4 p159-171 2015
This study investigated how question prompts and feedback influenced knowledge acquisition and cognitive load when learning Newtonian mechanics within a web-based multimedia module. Participants were one hundred eighteen 9th grade students who were randomly assigned to one of four experimental conditions, forming a 2 x 2 factorial design with the presence or absence of question prompts as one factor and types of instructional feedback as the other. With regard to knowledge acquisition, the findings revealed a significant main effect of question prompts and a significant interaction between question prompts and feedback. With regard to cognitive load, the results found a significant interaction between question prompts and feedback. Students who received problem-solving question prompts and corrective feedback achieved better performance and perceived less cognitive load. Implications for designing web-based science learning are discussed.
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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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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan
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