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Importance of Color and Text Organization in Online Courses
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, , Texas Tech University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Phoenix, AZ, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-55-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This study was designed primarily to examine the effect of color and organization of text as a scaffolding measure. These were done by giving participants an online chapter to study and were then tested on the chapter for recall and application. One hundred and twenty-eight students from a southwestern university participated in the study. The participants were randomly assigned to one of the four experimental conditions. Results have shown that though color and organization of text did not yield significant results, the behavior of male and female students showed a significant difference. The study had some inherent problems which could be easily taken care of so that a better result is obtained. The evidence obtained would help online teachers in giving more scaffolding to students.

Citation

Srinivasan, S. & Crooks, S. (2005). Importance of Color and Text Organization in Online Courses. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, I. Gibson, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2005--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 601-606). Phoenix, AZ, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved June 19, 2019 from .

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