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Yeo, Darren J.; Fazio, Lisa K. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2019
Testing (having students recall material) and worked examples (having students study a completed problem) are both recommended as effective methods for improving learning. The two strategies rely on different underlying cognitive processes and thus may strengthen different types of learning in different ways. Across three experiments, we examine…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Problem Solving, Learning Processes
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Abel, Magdalena; Haller, Valerie; Köck, Hanna; Pötschke, Sarah; Heib, Dominik; Schabus, Manuel; Bäuml, Karl-Heinz T. – Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 2019
Retrieval practice relative to restudy of learned material typically attenuates time-dependent forgetting. A recent study examining this testing effect across 12-h delays filled with nocturnal sleep versus daytime wakefulness, however, showed that sleep directly following encoding benefited recall of restudied but not of retrieval practiced items,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Testing, Recall (Psychology), Memory
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Salem, Ashraf Atta M. S. – English Language Teaching, 2019
This study explores the impact of using TED Talks on improving oral presentation skills of Business English students and vocabulary uptake/retention. It also assesses the impact of improving such hard cognitive skills on increasing Business majors' speaking anxiety level. Sequential explanatory mixed method was used, which includes both…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Speeches
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Huang, Xiaoxia; Mayer, Richard E. – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
This study investigated the effectiveness of adding four self-efficacy features to an online statistics lesson, based on Bandura's four sources of self-efficacy information. In a randomized between-subjects experiment, participants learned statistical rules in an example-based online environment with four self-efficacy features added (treatment…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Online Courses, Statistics, Teaching Methods
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Uz Bilgin, Cigdem; Tokel, S. Tugba – Journal of Educational Computing Research, 2019
The aim of this study was to investigate how the contextual vocabulary exploration processes of English as a Foreign Language learners can be facilitated in a mobile-supported situated learning environment. A Science and Technology Museum populated with interactive science experiments was chosen as the situated learning context. A mobile…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Assisted Instruction, Telecommunications, Museums
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Kleiman, Amanda M.; Potter, Jennifer F.; Bechtel, Allison J.; Forkin, Katherine T.; Dunn, Lauren K.; Collins, Stephen R.; Lyons, Genevieve; Nemergut, Edward C.; Huffmyer, Julie L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2019
With increasing medical knowledge, procedural, and diagnostic skills to learn, it is vital for educators to make the limited amount of teaching time available to students effective and efficient. Generative retrieval is an effective and efficient learning tool, improving long-term retention through the practice of retrieval from memory. Forty…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Psychological Patterns, Retention (Psychology), Medical Students
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Landrum, R. Eric; Gurung, Regan A. R.; Amsel, Eric – Teaching of Psychology, 2019
We compared the performance of senior psychology majors, introductory psychology students, and similarly aged individuals with no college psychology on seven different outcome measures including multiple-choice knowledge tests, attitudes, and open-ended scenarios requiring qualitative responses. On all measures, both senior psychology majors and…
Descriptors: Psychology, Academic Achievement, Introductory Courses, Majors (Students)
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Glass, Arnold L.; Kang, Mengxue – Educational Psychology, 2019
The intrusion of internet-enabled electronic devices (laptop, tablet, and cell phone) has transformed the modern college lecture into a divided attention task. This study measured the effect of using an electronic device for a non-academic purpose during class on subsequent exam performance. In a two-section college course, electronic devices were…
Descriptors: Attention, Handheld Devices, Retention (Psychology), Academic Achievement
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Ma, Xingxing; Yodkamlue, Butsakorn – PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, 2019
This study investigated the effects of a self-developed mobile app on Chinese university EFL learners' vocabulary learning and retention. Their perceptions of the mobile app were also explored. Data were collected using mixed methods. The results can be summarized as follow: firstly, the students using the mobile app could learn more words than…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Computer Software, Asians, College Students
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Lantz, Catherine; Dempsey, Paula R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2019
Results from focus groups with 23 second- and third-year biology students revealed gradual gains in information literacy (IL) abilities and dispositions needed for them to join the community of scientific practice as laid out in the ACRL "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education." Students were consumers of information and…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Learning Strategies, Biology, Undergraduate Students
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Costley, Jamie – Interactive Technology and Smart Education, 2019
Purpose: As online learning has become more prevalent, how learners interact with each other in those learning environments has become more salient. To develop effective levels of interaction, students must feel comfortable to express their ideas and views. For this reason, this paper aims to look at how individual students' levels of social…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Correlation, Interaction
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Hanson, Ruby; Sakyi-Hagan, Nelly – Science Education International, 2019
In this study, diagnostic worksheets adopted from the Royal Society of Chemistry and microscale chemistry activities were employed to investigate teacher trainees' understanding of chemical compounds. The framework for the study was hinged on the constructivist theory. Participants in this study were 36 1st-year undergraduate teacher trainees of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Chemistry, Diagnostic Teaching, Constructivism (Learning)
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Chen, Yi-chen – Language Learning Journal, 2019
The present study examines the effects of cognitive-based metaphoric mapping instruction (MMI) on English as Foreign Language (EFL) learners' retention and awareness of figurative language at different levels of English proficiency. Ninety-one Taiwanese EFL learners participated in the study, and were separated into a control group that received…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yildirim, Gurkan; Yildirim, Serkan; Dolgunsoz, Emrah – World Journal on Educational Technology: Current Issues, 2019
Virtual reality (VR) as computer-mediated 3-D environments including real-life situations presented via different tools in which users can interact effectively with visuals. This study is significant as it primarily aimed to investigate effects of VR on retention by comparing it with traditional 2-D videos. The main aim of this study is to compare…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Video Technology, Retention (Psychology), Decision Making
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Coker, Cheryl – Physical Educator, 2019
This study explored the influence of instructions that combine internal and external foci. Fifty-one subjects were randomly divided into 3 groups: internal only, external only, and a combined internal and external focus. The task was the overhand lacrosse throw for accuracy from a stationary position to a target located on a wall 6 m away.…
Descriptors: Attention, Accuracy, Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills
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