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The Effect of A Problem-Based Hypermedia Learning Environment on Sixth Graders’ Performance and Attitudes
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 842–848
A problem-based hypermedia learning environment for middle school science was examined to understand how it affected the performance and attitudes of students at different ability levels as they used the program. The findings showed that the...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2002 (2002) p. 1150
Most of us will probably agree that developing cognitive skills is an important goal for education, and is of particular significance for life long learners. It is an area that requires continuous attention and further research. In this presentation,...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2505–2512
This study investigated middle school students' learning of project design skills and sought to understand what needed to be considered as students worked as multimedia designers. Both quantitative (project design questionnaire, concept mapping,...
Understanding the Effects of Databases as Cognitive Tools in a Problem-Based Multimedia Learning Environment
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 3 (July 2007) pp. 345–363
The purpose of this study is to examine the potential of using computer databases as cognitive tools to share learners' cognitive load and facilitate learning in a multimedia problem-based learning (PBL) environment designed for sixth graders. Two...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2003 (2003) pp. 2437–2444
It is important for instructional technology designers and researchers to study and understand how cognitive tools can be built and are used so that they can assist in students' learning. In this study, we examined the use of cognitive tools built...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 1139–1144
In this research, we examined the impact of a cognitive apprenticeship-style learner-as-multimedia-designer environment on middle school students' cognitive skills development. The findings showed that engaging students as designers could increase...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 13, No. 4 (2002) pp. 311–337
Engaging students as multimedia designers extends multimedia authoring by placing students in a designer's position. Instead of merely learning the technical skills and creating a project, the designers need to consider such issues as the needs of...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2001 (2001) pp. 2052–2057
Research has shown the potential of a problem-based approach to enhance students' learning. The interactive nature of hypermedia technology and its ability to deliver information in different media formats can provide unique capabilities for...
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 576–580
This presentation reports on an effort to create a hypermedia supported learning environment using problem-based learning for middle school students in the subject matter area of space science. The objectives of the program are to promote problem...
Designing Interactive Multimedia to Promote Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Social Studies Students
Lucas Horton; Min Liu; Damien Brockmann; Hyeseung Chang; Ivonne Gibbs; Shih-Ting Lee; Tomoko Traphagan
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 2829–2834
This presentation describes the development of an interactive multimedia learning environment called Not Just Sushi to support inquiry-based learning in sixth grade Social Studies classrooms. The goals of the project are to enhance appreciation...
Using a Web Enhanced, Inquiry-Based Learning Module to Increase Cultural Awareness Among Middle School Students
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2006 (June 2006) pp. 1408–1415
The challenges of teaching cultural issues about East Asian countries include 1) lack of visually enriched materials available, and 2) lack of sufficient knowledge by the teachers. Given the current trend towards a global economy, there is an...