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Ku, David Tawei; Cheng, Yu-Mei – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2016
We adopted an experimental design to investigate the effects of various media presentation modes on the reading attention and comprehension of Taiwanese elementary school students. The participants comprised 138 students from 4 classes of third grade elementary school students from New Taipei City, Taiwan. The participants attended 5 short stories…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Attention Span, Reading Comprehension
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Lee, Young-Jin – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2010
Teaching computer programming to young children has been considered difficult because of its abstract and complex nature. The objectives of this study are (1) to investigate whether an innovative educational technology tool called Scratch could enable young children to learn abstract knowledge of computer programming while creating multimedia…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Young Children, Computers, Programming
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Baker, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2009
Effective literacy teachers share a variety of instructional traits such as the ability to kidwatch, pedagogically reflect, and make informed decisions based on ill-structured and complex data. Teacher educators face the challenge of helping preservice teachers develop such traits so as to prepare them to be successful literacy teachers. One…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Investigations, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Multimedia Instruction
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Lin, Yi-Mei; Swan, Karen; Kratcoski, Annette – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2008
This paper reports on a third grade class's use of technology during a science unit on forces and motion. The investigation documents the unique ways in which children can construct knowledge and create multimedia representations of their learning when afforded ready access to a variety of digital devices. Further, the study explores the way…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grade 3, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary School Science
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Brown, Christine – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
Multimedia construction is a complex and theoretically valid process for developing higher order thinking that can be implemented as a teaching activity and optionally associated with formal assessment in many ways. This paper explores the associated learning strategy--learning through multimedia construction, through research and reflective…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Thinking Skills, Skill Development, Teaching Methods
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Eshet, Yoram; Chajut, Eran – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2007
The story-telling multimedia, Living Book, is one of the most common edutainment genres, in which children hear and play with interactive and animated stories, in a highly-engaging multimedia environment. Living Books are designed so that every word of the story is projected as text on the computer monitor simultaneously with its narration. This…
Descriptors: Incidental Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Instruction, Multimedia Materials
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Macaulay, Michael – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2003
Multimedia is increasingly being used in computer-based learning, and the general indication is that this trend will persist for a while to come. One rationale for this trend the assumption that multimedia has properties that can aid learning, particularly the learning of abstract subjects. One area which has long been seen as a target for the use…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Effectiveness, Elementary School Mathematics