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Cook, Michelle; Wiebe, Eric; Carter, Glenda – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
This study is part of an ongoing research project examining middle school girls' attention to and interpretation of visual representations of DNA replication. Specifically, this research examined differences between two different versions of a multimedia presentation on DNA, where the second version of the presentation was redesigned as a result…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Middle School Students, Females, Eye Movements
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Gao, Fei – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
Lack of connectivity and sustainability are two common problems in asynchronous online discussions. In this paper, the author proposes that the two problems may have to do with the structure of threaded forums, that is, the design of threaded forums may constrain participants from having well-connected and sustained discussions. A new discussion…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Courses, Sustainability, Visual Aids
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Heo, Misook – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
This study examined the effects of the digital storytelling experience of beginning pre-service teachers on their self-efficacy in educational technology and disposition toward change with regard to new technological approaches to teaching. A total of 76 freshmen participated in the study. After participating in a brief tutorial session, the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Story Telling, Self Efficacy, Educational Technology
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Erhel, Severine; Jamet, Eric – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
A large body of research has shown that incorporating text in the corresponding sections of an illustration facilitates the learning of illustrated documents. More recently, a series of studies has revealed that the use of interactive windows located close to the illustration causes similar effects. The aim of this paper is to help bring about a…
Descriptors: Illustrations, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Multimedia Instruction
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Eteokleous, Nikleia; Ktoridou, Despo; Tsolakidis, Symeon – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The study examines pre-service teachers' experiences in delivering a traditional-classical fairy tale using the Multimedia Builder software, in other words an e-fairy tale. A case study approach was employed, collecting qualitative data through classroom observations and focus groups. The results focus on pre-service teachers' reactions, opinions,…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Focus Groups, Fairy Tales
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Ntuli, Esther; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
Although many teacher training programs and school districts offer courses and workshops on technology integration in instruction, research shows that teachers still face major challenges especially as it relates to selecting and using developmentally appropriate technology to meet the needs of diverse learners. The current study examines the…
Descriptors: Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Evaluation Criteria
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Vajoczki, Susan; Watt, Susan; Marquis, Nick; Liao, Rose; Vine, Michelle – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
This study examined lecture capture as a way of enhancing university education, and explored how students with different learning approaches used lecture capturing (i.e., podcasts and vodcasts). Results indicate that both deep and surface learners report increased course satisfaction and better retention of knowledge in courses with traditional…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Lecture Method, Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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MacKinnon, Gregory; Saklofske, Jon – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
A virtual world was created in an effort to supplement the study of the novel "The Natural Daughter". The educational impact of the virtual world experience on college students of English Literature was assessed using concept mapping as a measure of conceptual change. While conceptual change was evident, the origin of the growth was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Assisted Instruction, Internet, Computer Simulation
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Rey, Gunter Daniel – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The seductive detail principle asserts that people learn more deeply from a multimedia presentation when interesting but irrelevant adjuncts are excluded rather than included. However, critics could argue that studies about this principle contain methodological problems. The recent experiment attempts to overcome these problems. Students (N = 108)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Multimedia Materials, Instructional Materials
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Ahn, Jeahyeon; Moore, David – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The purpose of this study is to investigate how the instructor's accent influences the students' learning outcome, as well as how a student's accent perceptions may affect their learning. Unlike native voices, accented voices are not natural to the native speakers; therefore, it requires more cognitive resources for processing the information,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Learning Experience, Native Speakers
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Caspi, Avner; Blau, Ina – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The influence of media richness, media attentional load, social influence and users' prior experience with media on selection of media to transmit different messages to peers within an educational organization was tested. Media were discriminated by all potential variables. Support was found for the role of prior experience and social influence in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Influences, Experience, Rural Schools
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Foley, Alan – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In this paper, data obtained from a university website accessibility and usability validation process are analyzed and used to demonstrate how the design process can affect the online experience for users with disabilities. Interviews, observations, and use data (e.g. where users clicked on a page or what path taken through a site) were collected.…
Descriptors: Standards, Special Needs Students, Testing, Evaluation Criteria
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Coens, Joke; Reynvoet, Bert; Clarebout, Geraldine – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
The advent of mobile learning offers opportunities for students to do two things at once in an educational context: learning while performing another activity. The main aim of the reported studies is to address the effect of multitasking on learning with a mobile device. Two experiments were set up to examine the effect of performing a secondary…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Experimental Groups, Control Groups, Pilot Projects
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Sethy, Satya – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
In the techno-driven world, mobile learning is an indispensable element of teaching-learning activities. It helps distance learners in many ways by providing their required facilities. The paper discusses about these facilities in an eclectic and summary manner. Thus, by implication, it is popularized among distance learners across the globe.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Learning Activities, Distance Education
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Walker, J. D.; Cotner, Sehoya; Beermann, Nicholas – Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 2011
This study investigated the use of multimedia materials to enhance student learning in a large, introductory biology course. Two sections of this course were taught by the same instructor in the same semester. In one section, video podcasts or "vodcasts" were created which combined custom animation and video segments with music and…
Descriptors: Student Problems, Biology, Science Achievement, Introductory Courses
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