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Lippmann, Marie; Schwartz, Neil H.; Jacobson, Neil G.; Narciss, Susanne – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2019
Two experiments investigated the extent to which the concreteness of titles affects metacognitive text expectations, study motivation, and comprehension test performance. Sixty-three American and 61 German students were presented with three titles (either concrete or abstract), based upon which the students estimated their expected…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Motivation, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries
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Cremers, Petra H. M.; Wals, Arjen E. J.; Wesselink, Renate; Mulder, Martin – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
Educational design research yields design knowledge, often in the form of design principles or guidelines that provide the rationale or "know-why" for the design of educational interventions. As such, design principles can be utilized by designers in contexts other than the research context in which they were generated. Although research…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Instructional Design, Intervention, Teamwork
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van der Meij, Hans; van der Meij, Jan – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2016
This study investigates the design and effectiveness of a video tutorial for software training. In accordance with demonstration-based training, the tutorial consisted of a series of task demonstrations, with instructional features added to enhance learning. An experiment is reported in which a demonstration-only control condition was compared…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Software, Training, Demonstrations (Educational)
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Scheiter, Katharina; Gerjets, Peter; Schuh, Julia – Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2010
In this paper the augmentation of worked examples with animations for teaching problem-solving skills in mathematics is advocated as an effective instructional method. First, in a cognitive task analysis different knowledge prerequisites are identified for solving mathematical word problems. Second, it is argued that so called hybrid animations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prerequisites, Task Analysis, Problem Solving