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ERIC Number: EJ786626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
The Model of Domain Learning as a Framework for Understanding Internet Navigation
Schrader, P. G.; Lawless, Kimberly; Mayall, Hayley
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v17 n2 p235-258 Apr 2008
When examined across studies and fields, navigation research is fragmented and inconsistent. In this article, we argue that this is the result of navigation research having generally been conducted without guidance from an overarching theoretical framework. In order to illustrate our position, we have included results from a very simple investigation conducted under the auspices of the Model of Domain Learning (MDL). Though the focus of this article is not data driven, the results presented highlight how a theoretical framework like the MDL can help clarify questions, define variables, and ease interpretations of research on navigation. Future directions for research examining navigation are offered. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A