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Learning and Instruction Vol. 31, No. 1 (June 2014) pp. 33–45
The current experiment investigated the effects of a dynamic spatial ability on comprehension of a geoscience text on plate tectonics and the causes of volcanic activity. 162 undergraduates (54% female) from a large public university who had little...
Computers & Education Vol. 69, No. 1 (November 2013) pp. 31–37
There have been conflicting accounts regarding the effectiveness of animations for learning. Procedural motor learning represents one of the few areas in which animations have consistently shown to be facilitative. Some have suggested that this...
Computers & Education Vol. 55, No. 3 (November 2010) pp. 1056–1062
An under-addressed question regarding the usage of small devices is how information gathering from such devices is limited or changed relative to a full-size display? This study explores how factual recall from a text interacts with display size and ...
Jennifer Wiley; Susan R. Goldman; Arthur C. Graesser; Christopher A. Sanchez; Ivan K. Ash; Joshua A. Hemmerich
American Educational Research Journal Vol. 46, No. 4 (2009) pp. 1060–1106
In two experiments, undergraduates' evaluation and use of multiple Internet sources during a science inquiry task were examined. In Experiment 1, undergraduates had the task of explaining what caused the eruption of Mt. St. Helens using the results...