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ERIC Number: EJ1144719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-144X
Exploring the Impact of Contrasting Cases in Text and Picture Processing
Brante, Eva Wennås; Olander, Mona Holmqvist; Nyström, Marcus
Journal of Visual Literacy, v32 n2 p15-38 2013
Multimodal learning materials are frequently met in education assuming enhanced learning outcomes. This study examined whether contrasts in such materials are likely to support reading comprehension for all readers. Young adults (n = 46) met either text-only or text+picture material. Participants (19 with low phonological awareness [PA] and 27 controls with high PA) thereafter answered open interview questions to check for reading comprehension. Learning materials were designed to focus readers on aspects critical to understanding the content by the use of contrasts; eye tracking was used as method. Well-known pictures aided information recall, but contrasts described in the text were most effective for learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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