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Bird, Nora – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2006
The World Wide Web (Web), the largest multimedia system in existence, has been heralded by many as the perfect tool for lifelong learning. One topic mentioned in this regard is science, since many adults have little prior knowledge about it and the field is constantly changing. Yet little empirical research has been done to examine how web…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Learning Theories, Lifelong Learning, Internet
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Zhu, Li; Grabowski, Barbara L. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2006
This quantitative study compared the instructional effects of two web-based animation strategies against static graphics by high and low prior knowledge participants. One strategy used animation to gain attention; the second to gain attention and provide elaboration. Participants were 111 college student volunteers. Two-way multiple analysis of…
Descriptors: Animation, Hypermedia, Instructional Effectiveness, Prior Learning