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ERIC Number: EJ1173062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
Effects of Using a Second-Screen Application on Attention, Learning, and User Experience in an Educational Content
Lee, Seungyup; Baek, Jongsoo; Han, Gunhee
Interactive Learning Environments, v26 n3 p289-307 2018
Using a secondary device while viewing a primary device (i.e. TV), or media multitasking, is now common. Numerous researchers and practitioners have attempted to introduce secondary devices into education as a new learning environment providing additional information to the user. However, the learning-related effects of using a second screen remain controversial. This study examined the effects of second-screen-application use on attention, learning performance, and user experience per content relevance for three primary contents (PC; i.e. videos) requiring different amounts of cognitive load: low, medium, and high. Second-screen use reduced learning performance and user satisfaction when the PC required high cognitive load. However, participants exhibited increased learning performance, concentration, and satisfaction with the PC requiring medium-cognitive-load when highly relevant information was presented on the secondary screen simultaneously. Based on these findings, guidelines were suggested for designing a second-screen application without degrading users' learning and experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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