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ERIC Number: EJ823158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Memory Characteristics and Modality in Multimedia Learning: An Aptitude-Treatment-Interaction Study
Seufert, Tina; Schutze, Maren; Brunken, Roland
Learning and Instruction, v19 n1 p28-42 Feb 2009
According to the modality effect in multimedia, a text accompanying a picture should be auditorily presented instead of visually in order to avoid split of attention. In two experimental studies (34 and 78 participants, respectively), the impact and possible compensatory effects of two aptitude variables, that is, memory strategy skills and working memory capacity, on multimedia learning were tested. Aptitude-treatment-interaction effects were found with respect to comprehension (Study 1) and transfer (Study 2). The modality effect was confirmed for less-skilled learners in memory strategy use but not for highly skilled ones. Memory strategy skills and working memory capacity differentially affected multimedia learning, depending on task features and demands. (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
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Language: English
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