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Journal of Technical Writing and Communication Vol. 26, No. 4 (1996) pp. 371–83
Examines the visual manual genre, discussing main forms and functions of step-by-step and guided tour manuals in detail. Examines whether a visual manual helps computer users realize tasks faster and more accurately than a non-visual manual. Finds...
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning Vol. 16, No. 4 (2000) pp. 294–306
Discussion of learning a new computer software program focuses on how to support the joint handling of a manual, input devices, and screen display. Describes a study that examined three design styles for manuals that included screen images to reduce ...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 18, No. 1 (February 2008) pp. 18–29
In this paper we examine how to design software instructions for user cognition and affect. A basic and co-user manual are compared. The first provides fundamental support for both; the latter includes a buddy to further optimize support for user...
Animated Pedagogical Agents Effects on Enhancing Student Motivation and Learning in a Science Inquiry Learning Environment
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 63, No. 3 (June 2015) pp. 381–403
This study focuses on the design and testing of a motivational animated pedagogical agent (APA) in an inquiry learning environment on kinematics. The aim of including the APA was to enhance students' perceptions of task relevance and self-efficacy....
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 44, No. 6 (2016) pp. 527–542
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...
International Journal of Educational Research Vol. 39, No. 8 (2003) pp. 829–838
This article presents an exploratory study of e-mail use for reflective narration. Narration is viewed from three perspectives: the narrating act, the narrative statement, and the story. These perspectives are used to characterize the 69 e-mails...
Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication Vol. 49, No. 3 (2002) pp. 330–39
Examines the effects of pictures (screen captures and input devices) on documentation for older novice computer users (aged 26 to 69 years). Argues that screen captures help reduce memory load and support visual scanning for older users. Finds no...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 41, No. 5 (September 2013) pp. 833–847
Diagrams organize by location. They give spatial cues for finding and recognizing information and for making inferences. In education, diagrams are often used to help students understand and recall information. This study assessed the influence of...
In search of design principles for developing digital learning & performance support for a student design task
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 31, No. 5 (Nov 19, 2015)
A digital learning and performance support environment for university student design tasks was developed. This paper describes on the design rationale, process, and the usage results to arrive at a core set of design principles for the construction...
Journal of Experimental Education Vol. 70, No. 3 (2002) pp. 215–39
Compared multimodal instruction with text and pictures with unimodal text-only instruction as 44 college students used a visual or textual manual to learn a complex software application. Results initially support dual coding theory and indicate that ...
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