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van der Meij, Hans; van der Meij, Jan; Voerman, Tessa; Duipmans, Evert – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2018
Video tutorials for software training are becoming more and more popular, but their construction and effectiveness is understudied. This paper presents a theoretical model that combines demonstration-based training (DBT) and multimedia learning theory as a framework for design. The study investigated the effects of video tutorials on motivation,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Tutorial Programs, Computer Software, Models
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Hancock-Niemic, Mary A.; Lin, Lijia; Atkinson, Robert K.; Renkl, Alexander; Wittwer, Joerg – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2016
The purpose of the study was to investigate the efficacy of using faded worked examples presented in matrices with problem structure variability to enhance learners' ability to recognize the underlying structure of the problems. Specifically, this study compared the effects of matrix-format versus linear-format faded worked examples combined with…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Matrices, Models, Comparative Analysis
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Proske, Antje; Roscoe, Rod D.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2014
Achieving sustained student engagement with practice in computer-based writing strategy training can be a challenge. One potential solution is to foster engagement by embedding practice in educational games; yet there is currently little research comparing the effectiveness of game-based practice versus more traditional forms of practice. In this…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Gogus, Aytac – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2013
Cognitive scientists investigate mental models (how humans organize and structure knowledge in their minds) so as to understand human understanding of and interactions with the world. Cognitive and mental model research is concerned with internal conceptual systems that are not easily or directly observable. The goal of this research was to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Computer Software Evaluation, College Students, Comparative Analysis
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Hung, Woei – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2011
The success of an intervention depends not only upon its theoretical soundness, but also on proper implementation that reflects the guidelines derived from its theoretical conception. Debates surrounding the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) have focused on its theoretical conception and students' learning outcomes, but implementation…
Descriptors: Evidence, Problem Based Learning, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods
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Schlomske, Nadine; Pirnay-Dummer, Pablo – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2009
The following empirical study examines the acquisition of expertise. The model structures in the domain of empirical methodologies were examined in a time period of two semesters. At each measurement point (N = 5), the model structures of the reference groups were compared with those of the group of learners. The group of learners consisted of (N…
Descriptors: Reference Groups, Research Methodology, Expertise, Models
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Boot, Eddy W.; van Merrienboer, Jeroen J. G.; Veerman, Arja L. – Educational Technology Research and Development, 2007
The development of instructional software is a complex process, posing high demands to the technical and didactical expertise of developers. Domain specialists rather than professional developers are often responsible for it, but authoring tools with pre-structured templates claim to compensate for this limited experience. This study compares…
Descriptors: Courseware, Comparative Analysis, Production Techniques, Pedagogical Content Knowledge