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ERIC Number: EJ822358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
The Use of Comprehension Aids in a Hypermedia Environment: Investigating the Impact of Metacognitive Awareness and Epistemological Beliefs
Hartley, Kendall; Bendixen, Lisa D.
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v12 n3 p275-289 Jul 2003
This is a descriptive study that analyzes learners' use of comprehension aids such as objectives, a glossary and links between pages in a hypermedia tutorial. Students read a short hypermedia tutorial on the topic of E. coli. Relationships between the use of the comprehension aids and individual characteristics such as metacognitive awareness and epistemological beliefs were evaluated. It was hypothesized that the more metacognitively skilled learners and those with more sophisticated beliefs about learning would use the aids more frequently. The findings indicate that the uses of some comprehension aids are significantly related to some epistemological beliefs (e.g., innate ability, omniscient authority and quick learning) and certain types of metacognitive knowledge (e.g., regulation of cognition). (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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