ERIC Number: EJ795990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Instructional Efficiency of Integrated and Separated Text with Animated Presentations in Computer-Based Science Instruction
Kablan, Z.; Erden, M.
Computers & Education, v51 n2 p660-668 Sep 2008
This study deals with the instructional efficiency of integrating text and animation into computer-based science instruction. The participants were 84 seventh-grade students in a private primary school in Istanbul. The efficiency of instruction was measured by mental effort and performance level of the learners. The results of the study showed that processing integrated text and animation format in computer-based science instruction requires less mental effort than the separated format, and that the performance of the students in the group with integrated presentation format group is higher than that of students in the group with separated presentation format. Instructional efficiency of the integrated presentation group was found to be higher than that of the separated presentation group. Finally, there was no difference between the two groups for instructional time.
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Science Instruction, Animation, Computer Assisted Instruction, Instructional Design, Grade 7, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Efficiency, Learning Processes, Science Achievement, Performance, Performance Factors, Difficulty Level, Educational Technology, Multimedia Instruction, Private Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey