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ERIC Number: EJ915357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0973
Learning from Animated Concept Maps with Concurrent Audio Narration
Nesbit, John C.; Adesope, Olusola O.
Journal of Experimental Education, v79 n2 p209-230 2011
An animated concept map is a presentation of a network diagram in which nodes and links are sequentially added or modified. An experiment compared learning from animated concept maps and text by randomly assigning 133 undergraduates to study 1 of 4 narrated animations presenting semantically equivalent information accompanied by identical audio narration. Two of the animations presented text; one with concurrent audio and another with delayed audio. Two of the animations presented concept maps; one in black and white and the other with nodes colored to represent semantic relatedness. The concept map groups outperformed the text groups on free recall (p less than 0.05). The black-and-white concept map group outperformed the text groups on a multiple-choice knowledge test (p less than 0.05). No advantages were statistically detected for color enhancements of the animated map. The results indicate that verbal information can be effectively communicated by learner-paced animated concept maps accompanied by audio narrations. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada