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ERIC Number: EJ1196145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0266-4909
Learning Performance and Cognitive Load in Mobile Learning: Impact of Interaction Complexity
Wang, Cixiao; Fang, Ting; Miao, Rong
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, v34 n6 p917-927 Dec 2018
In the increasing pervasiveness of today's digital society, mobile devices are changing the face of education. Students can interact with mobile devices in context-aware environment. This paper presents a mobile application based on expert system (Plant-E) for students to acquire knowledge about plant classification by answering decision-making questions. In order to study effectiveness of Plant-E and cognitive load of students who experience different kinds of interaction in learning process, another mobile application (Plant-G) only providing information pages of plants was developed. A quasi-experiment was conducted with three classes of 137 seventh graders. The three classes, Class A with 46 students using Plant-E in campus, Class B with 44 students using Plant-G in campus, and Class C with 47 students using Plant-G in a traditional classroom, constitute three groups with different interaction complexity. The research conducted pretest, posttest, and delayed test to evaluate learning performance of students in three classes and used a questionnaire to investigate their perceptions and attitudes towards proposed system. Results show that interaction complexity has an impact on students' learning performance and mental effort in mobile learning; the higher the interaction complexity is, the higher mental effort and the better learning performance in mobile learning will be.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 7; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China