A Comparison of Different Formats for Presenting Example Problems in Basic Engineering Web-Based Learning Modules
Richard Hall, Timothy Philpot, Ralph Flori, Vikas Yellamraju, Pradeepkumar Subramanian, University of Missouri - Rolla, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-48-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The purpose of this experiment was to compare three different formats for presenting example problems within Basic Engineering Web-Based learning modules. After seeing a lecture over the shear flow concept on-line, students in a Basic Engineering Class viewed example problems covering this topic in either a video, static text/graphic, or animation format. Students then completed a number of outcome measures. High ability students scored higher on a quiz covering the materials and rated the materials as less motivating than their low ability peers. However, there were no significant objective or subjective outcome differences as a function of presentation format, nor did ability and experimental condition interact. A number of possible explanations for these findings are discussed.
Hall, R., Philpot, T., Flori, R., Yellamraju, V. & Subramanian, P. (2003). A Comparison of Different Formats for Presenting Example Problems in Basic Engineering Web-Based Learning Modules. In D. Lassner & C. McNaught (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2003--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1011-1014). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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