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A Motivational Perspective on the Relation Between Mental Effort and Performance: Optimizing Learner Involvement in Instruction
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 53, No. 3 (2005) pp. 25–34
Motivation can be identified as a dimension that determines learning success and causes the high dropout rate among online learners, especially in complex e-learning environments. It is argued that these learning environments represent a new...
Towards a Framework for Attention Cueing in Instructional Animations: Guidelines for Research and Design
Educational Psychology Review Vol. 21, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 113–140
This paper examines the transferability of successful cueing approaches from text and static visualization research to animations. Theories of visual attention and learning as well as empirical evidence for the instructional effectiveness of...
Effects of Instructional Strategies Using Cross Sections on the Recognition of Anatomical Structures in Correlated CT and MR Images
Anatomical Sciences Education Vol. 1, No. 2 (2008) pp. 75–83
This research is an effort to best utilize the interactive anatomical images for instructional purposes based on cognitive load theory. Three studies explored the differential effects of three computer-based instructional strategies that use...
Learning and Instruction Vol. 20, No. 2 (April 2010) pp. 111–122
To examine how visual attentional resources are allocated when learning from a complex animation about the cardiovascular system, eye movements were registered in the absence and presence of visual cues. Cognitive processing was assessed using cued...