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Fiorella, Logan; Kuhlmann, Shelbi – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
This study tested whether creating drawings helps students generate higher-quality oral explanations during learning by teaching, thereby enhancing learning outcomes. 120 college students studied a scientific text about the human respiratory system. Students then either taught the material on video to a fictitious peer by orally explaining…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Teaching Methods, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Merkt, Martin; Lux, Sabrina; Hoogerheide, Vincent; van Gog, Tamara; Schwan, Stephan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
Two experiments investigated the effects of an instructional video's setting on learners' retention and application of the video content. Experiment 1 explored competing hypotheses based on theoretical assumptions about whether an authentic setting would serve as a distraction or as a cue for the instructor's expertise. Participants (N = 59)…
Descriptors: Instructional Films, Instructional Effectiveness, Retention (Psychology), Video Technology
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Fiorella, Logan; Stull, Andrew T.; Kuhlmann, Shelbi; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2020
This study explored ways to foster generative learning during a narrated video lesson about the human kidney. In a 2 × 3 between-subjects design, 196 college students were randomly assigned to a video format condition and a learning strategy condition. Students listened to oral explanations from the instructor as they viewed either a series of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Human Body, Visual Aids
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Yeo, Darren J.; Fazio, Lisa K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Testing (having students recall material) and worked examples (having students study a completed problem) are both recommended as effective methods for improving learning. The two strategies rely on different underlying cognitive processes and thus may strengthen different types of learning in different ways. Across three experiments, we examine…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Problem Solving, Learning Processes
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Li, Wenjing; Wang, Fuxing; Mayer, Richard E.; Liu, Huashan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Previous studies have shown that students learn better from an online lesson when a gesturing pedagogical agent is added (Mayer & DaPra, 2012; Wang, Li, Mayer, & Liu, 2018). The goal of this study is to pinpoint which aspect of a gesturing pedagogical agent causes an improvement in learning from an online lesson. College students learned…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Nonverbal Communication, Electronic Learning, Eye Movements
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Leopold, Claudia; Mayer, Richard E.; Dutke, Stephan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
In 2 experiments, college students read a 4-paragraph text on how the human circulatory system works and were instructed to form a mental image of the events described in each paragraph from the perspective of their own body (first-person perspective group) or from the perspective of a fictitious person facing them (third-person perspective…
Descriptors: Imagination, Visualization, Reader Text Relationship, Science Curriculum
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Yang, Chunliang; Chew, Siew-Jong; Sun, Bukuan; Shanks, David R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Interim testing of studied information, compared with restudying or no treatment, facilitates subsequent learning and retention of new information--"the forward testing effect." Previous research exploring this effect has shown that interim testing of studied information from a given domain enhances subsequent learning and retention of…
Descriptors: Testing, Transfer of Training, Retention (Psychology), Prior Learning
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Ziegler, Esther; Edelsbrunner, Peter A.; Star, Jon R. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Introducing new concepts to learners in an order of increasing complexity appears to be beneficial for learning, but typically introduction of concepts does not always adhere to this principle. We examined whether introducing new algebra concepts in a contrasted manner or in an order of increasing complexity instead of a different more typical…
Descriptors: Interference (Learning), Difficulty Level, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Fiorella, Logan; Stull, Andrew T.; Kuhlmann, Shelbi; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
This study tested 3 instructor presence features in learning from video lectures: dynamic drawings, eye contact with the camera, and instructor visibility. In 2 experiments, college students watched a video lecture about the human kidney, which consisted of a series of drawings and a spoken explanation from the instructor, and then took a written…
Descriptors: Lecture Method, Video Technology, Nonverbal Communication, Freehand Drawing
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Pan, Steven C.; Tajran, Jahan; Lovelett, Jarrett; Osuna, Jessica; Rickard, Timothy C. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Do the cognitive benefits of "interleaving"--the method of alternating between two or more skills or concepts during training--extend to foreign language learning? In four experiments, we investigated the efficacy of interleaved versus conventional blocked practice for teaching adult learners to conjugate Spanish verbs in the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Verbs, Form Classes (Languages)
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Wang, Fuxing; Li, Wenjing; Mayer, Richard E.; Liu, Huashan – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
The goal of the present study is to determine how to incorporate social cues such as gesturing in animated pedagogical agents (PAs) for online multimedia lessons in ways that promote student learning. In 3 experiments, college students learned about synaptic transmission from a multimedia narrated presentation while their eye movements were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multimedia Instruction, Cues, Nonverbal Communication