ERIC Number: EJ996107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Cross-Platform Learning: On the Nature of Children's Learning from Multiple Media Platforms
Fisch, Shalom M.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n139 p59-70 Spr 2013
It is increasingly common for an educational media project to span several media platforms (e.g., TV, Web, hands-on materials), assuming that the benefits of learning from multiple media extend beyond those gained from one medium alone. Yet research typically has investigated learning from a single medium in isolation. This paper reviews several recent studies to explore cross-platform learning (i.e., learning from combined use of multiple media platforms) and how such learning compares to learning from one medium. The paper discusses unique benefits of cross-platform learning, a theoretical mechanism to explain how these benefits might arise, and questions for future research in this emerging field.
Descriptors: Educational Media, Multimedia Materials, Educational Technology, Comparative Analysis, Computer Games, Educational Television, Comprehension, Repetition, Reinforcement, Transfer of Training, Children
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