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ERIC Number: EJ1086146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Effectiveness of Adaptive Assessment versus Learner Control in a Multimedia Learning System
Chen, Ching-Huei; Chang, Shu-Wei
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v24 n4 p321-341 Oct 2015
The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of adaptive assessment versus learner control in a multimedia learning system designed to help secondary students learn science. Unlike other systems, this paper presents a workflow of adaptive assessment following instructional materials that better align with learners' cognitive development and ability. The results showed that students made significant improvements after learning with the tutor control learning system. Based on the results of adaptive assessment, the system provided just-in-time personalized instructional materials that better aligned with students' knowledge. Students spent less time reading the instructional materials, which increased the learning efficiency. The findings are discussed in terms of tutor versus learner control, and recommendations are provided for future design and research in the area of multimedia learning system.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools
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Language: English
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