Search results for author:"Derek Muller"
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World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2006 (October 2006) pp. 1360–1367
Conceptual change is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant obstacles to effective science education. Exactly what constitutes this complex process, however, is still in debate. In this paper, the most successful methods by which...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 24, No. 2 (Jan 01, 2008) pp. 211–221
The coherence principle states that all non-essential information in multimedia messages should be eliminated to minimise demands on cognitive resources. This assertion has been empirically verified in controlled laboratory studies with learners...
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 21, No. 4 (Jan 01, 2005)
Video is a widely used resource in teaching at all levels of education, yet research regarding its pedagogic development and use is inconsistent, dependent on outdated learning theories, and inapplicable to the current cohort of students. This study ...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 35, No. 6 (November 2007) pp. 519–533
Recent research on principles of best practice for designing effective multimedia instruction has rarely taken into account students' alternative conceptions, which are known to strongly influence learning. The goal of this study was to determine...
Qualitative Differences between Learning Environments Using Videos in Small Groups and Whole Class Discussions: A Preliminary Study in Physics
Research in Science Education Vol. 39, No. 4 (August 2009) pp. 477–493
Interactivity, group learning and student engagement are accepted as key features of social constructivist learning theories. The challenge is to understand the interplay between such features in different learning environments. This study focused...
Seeing eye-to-eye on ICT: Science student and teacher perceptions of laptop use across 14 Australian schools
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 29, No. 1 (Mar 01, 2013) pp. 82–95
As schools start investigating and investing in the idea of 1:1 iPads and tablets, are there any lessons that can be learnt from recent 1:1 laptop deployments? In Australia, since 2008, 1:1 laptops have been introduced into every secondary school....