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ERIC Number: EJ1214351
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Diversity in Video Lectures: Aid or Hindrance?
Fanguy, Mik; Costley, Jamie; Baldwin, Matthew; Lange, Christopher; Wang, Holly
International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, v20 n2 p44-62 Apr 2019
Media diversity within video lectures has been shown to have an effect on students who participate in both flipped classes as well as online courses. While some research claims that content delivered through multiple sources leads to more learning, contrasting research makes the claim that too much media hinders cognitive processing. The present study investigated the effects of varying levels of instructional media delivered to students (n=110) within a flipped scientific writing course to investigate the relationship between higher levels of media diversity and student performance. Results showed that more diversity led to lower levels of performance. It was also found that higher levels of media diversity correlated with higher levels of students' scanning between different forms of media, possibly contributing to the lower levels of performance. The implications of these results provide insight into the optimal level of media diversity, and on student behavior that can affect learning.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Lecture Method, Video Technology, Homework, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Visual Stimuli, Foreign Countries, College Students, Academic Achievement
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