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Effects of Mode of Target Task Selection on Learning about Plants in a Mobile Learning Environment: Effortful Manual Selection versus Effortless QR-Code Selection
Journal of Educational Psychology Vol. 108, No. 5 (2016) pp. 694–704
This study compared the effects of effortless selection of target plants using quick respond (QR) code technology to effortful manual search and selection of target plants on learning about plants in a mobile device supported learning environment....
Cognitive resources allocation in computer-mediated dictionary assisted learning: From word meaning to inferential comprehension
Computers & Education Vol. 127, No. 1 (December 2018) pp. 113–129
Computer-mediated dictionaries have been important and widely used aids in the comprehension of, and learning from online texts. However, despite the convenience of computer-mediated dictionaries in retrieving word meaning, its use may reduce the...
Effects of digital dictionary format on incidental acquisition of spelling knowledge and cognitive load during second language learning: Click-on vs. key-in dictionaries
Computers & Education Vol. 70, No. 1 (January 2014) pp. 9–20
Recent research has shown that students involved in computer-based second language learning prefer to use a digital dictionary in which a word can be looked up by clicking on it with a mouse (i.e., click-on dictionary) to a digital dictionary in...
Effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of representations in a mobile learning environment
Computers & Education Vol. 72, No. 1 (March 2014) pp. 328–338
Two experiments examined the effects of prior knowledge on learning from different compositions of multiple representations in a mobile learning environment on plant leaf morphology for primary school students. Experiment 1 compared the learning...
Computers & Education Vol. 58, No. 1 (January 2012) pp. 172–180
This study investigated split-attention and redundancy effects in a mobile learning environment on leaf morphology of plants as a function of different combinations of media. Eighty-one fifth-grade students were randomly assigned to the following...