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ERIC Number: EJ819999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0735-6331
Cognitive Costs of Navigation Aids in Hypermedia Learning
Waniek, Jacqueline; Ewald, Karolin
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v39 n2 p185-204 2008
This study examines the cognitive costs of navigation aids in a hypermedia learning task. In a 2(navigable vs. non-navigable) x 2(map vs. content list) experimental design cognitive requirements were measured by users' eye movement data. Additionally, data from users' navigation operations, knowledge acquisition, and subjective evaluation of the hypermedia system were acquired. Results show that cognitive requirements were higher for the map than for the content list, and higher for a non-navigable than a navigable aid. Furthermore, users' navigation behavior was less efficient with a non-navigable than with a navigable aid. Recommendations for the design of aids in hypermedia systems are discussed. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany