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ERIC Number: EJ786782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0020-4277
Instructional Design of Web-Based Simulations for Learners with Different Levels of Spatial Ability
Lee, Hyunjeong
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, v35 n6 p467-479 Nov 2007
This study, the purpose of which is to determine an efficient instructional design for different levels of spatial abilities, investigates: (1) the main effects of visual treatments in simulation environments on comprehension and the transfer of chemistry knowledge and (2) the interaction effects of the visual treatments and the learners' spatial abilities. Two hundred and fifty-seven middle school students were randomly assigned to two experimental conditions. The results indicated: (1) a significant main effect of the treatment condition for both comprehension (p [less than] 0.001) and transfer (p [less than] 0.005) tests, where the treatment group performed better than the control group and (2) a significant interaction effect (p [less than] 0.05) between the instructional treatment conditions and level of spatial ability for the comprehension test: Low spatial ability learners performed better in the treatment group than in the control group, whereas high spatial ability learners performed similarly regardless of the instructional conditions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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