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Coens, Joke; Reynvoet, Bert; Clarebout, Geraldine – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The advent of mobile learning offers opportunities for students to do two things at once in an educational context: learning while performing another activity. The main aim of the reported studies is to address the effect of multitasking on learning with a mobile device. Two experiments were set up to examine the effect of performing a secondary…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pilot Projects
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Clarebout, Geraldine; Elen, Jan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
Research provides ample evidence that students rarely or often inadequately use instructional interventions in learning environments. This lack of use becomes especially problematic in open learning environments, where students have a large amount of control over tool use. In this contribution it is studied whether advice on the use of tools can…
Descriptors: Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Open Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Clarebout, Geraldine; Elen, Jan; Johnson, W. Lewis; Shaw, Erin – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2002
Explores possibilities of animated pedagogical agents to enhance the use of support tools in open learning environments. Constructs a typology to describe and compare different pedagogical agents from an instructional design perspective; analyzes currently available pedagogical agents; and reviews empirical research on pedagogical agents in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Environment