A Preliminary Investigation of Advance Organizers for a Complex Educational Website
Brendan Calandra, Georgia State University, United States ; Ann E. Barron, University of South Florida, United States
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The study employed a 2 (university campus) x 3 (treatment groups) x 2 (time) factorial design with random assignment to examine the use of multimedia advance organizers before an activity that involved locating and synthesizing information at the complex educational website, A Teachers’ Guide to the Holocaust (http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust). Most participants were undergraduate Education majors between the ages of 18 and 21 at two large, state universities. The results indicated no significant differences between advance organizer treatment groups and a control group with no advance organizers. Rationale, method, results, and suggestions for future studies are provided.
Calandra, B. & Barron, A.E. (1996). A Preliminary Investigation of Advance Organizers for a Complex Educational Website. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).