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ERIC Number: EJ1122635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
An Integrated Multimedia Learning Model vs. the Traditional Face-to-Face Learning Model: An Examination of College Economics Classes
Son, Barbara; Simonian, Mark
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v25 n4 p305-321 Oct 2016
Multimedia learning tools can assist and help motivate students by supplementing traditional teaching modalities with learner-centered learning through application and practice. The overall effectiveness of multimedia learning has been documented (Son & Simonian, 2013; Son & Goldstone, 2012; Zhang, 2005). How are effective multimedia learning tools best integrated into the instruction of challenging courses, such as mathematics and economics courses? To answer this question, first, we present an Integrated Multimedia Learning Model which overcomes crucial weaknesses of the traditional face-to-face learning model. Then, we then test our hypothesis about the effectiveness of an Integrated Multimedia Learning Model through an examination of the outcomes of both learning models in college economics classes. In sum, we find that students who were presented with complex material through an Integrated Multimedia Learning Model achieved statistically higher performances than students who were presented the same complex material through a traditional learning model. Finally, we consider the implications of this demonstrable improvement in student achievement, discussing the most effective uses of our Integrated Multimedia Learning Model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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