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Cook, Michelle; Visser, Ryan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
Multimedia presentations that combine visual and verbal information are widely used for instructional purposes. While the design of the text-graphic relationship is difficult, several design strategies with the potential to reduce cognitive load have been identified in the literature. The purpose of this study is to examine how split-attention,…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Attention, Prompting, Prior Learning
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Tillman, Daniel A.; An, Song A.; Cohen, Jonathan D.; Kjellstrom, William; Boren, Rachel L. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
This mixed methods study examined the impacts of digital fabrication activities that were integrated into contextualized mathematics education. The study investigated the students' mathematics content knowledge and attitudes. Data analysis yielded two key findings regarding our intervention combined with the other mathematics activities resulted…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes
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Rhodes, Ashley; Rozell, Tim; Shroyer, Gail – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2014
Many students who have the ability to succeed in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines are often alienated by the traditional instructional methods encountered within introductory courses; as a result, attrition from STEM fields is highest after completion of these courses. This is especially true for females. The present…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lee, Hyeon Woo; Lim, Kyu Yon; Grabowski, Barbara – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2009
Comprehension of complex science topics occurs from the creation of new understanding of the information by the learner. However, learners are not very successful generating their own meaning, especially in computer based learning environments in which learners are required to make decisions about their learning process, since they rarely regulate…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Feedback (Response), Comprehension
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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