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Learning and Instruction

2003 Volume 13, Number 2

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Table of Contents

Number of articles: 10

  1. External and Internal Representations in Multimedia Learning. Introduction

    Wolfgang Schnotz & Richard Lowe

    Introduces the articles of this theme issue, which aim to clarify the conditions under which multiple forms of representation are likely to support comprehension in multimedia learning environments... More

    pp. 117-23

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  2. The promise of multimedia learning: using the same instructional design methods across different media

    Richard E. Mayer

    Multimedia learning occurs when students build mental representations from words and pictures that are presented to them (e.g., printed text and illustrations or narration and animation). The... More

    pp. 125-139

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  3. Construction and interference in learning from multiple representation

    Wolfgang Schnotz & Maria Bannert

    This paper presents an integrated view of learning from verbal and pictorial representations. Learning from these representations is considered as a task oriented process of constructing multiple... More

    pp. 141-156

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  4. Animation and learning: selective processing of information in dynamic graphics

    R.K. Lowe

    Animation can provide learners with explicit dynamic information that is either implicit or unavailable in static graphics. However, the inclusion of temporal change in a visual display introduces ... More

    pp. 157-176

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  5. Cognitive strategies for learning from static and dynamic visuals

    D. Lewalter

    An experimental study with 60 students investigated the effects of including static or dynamic visuals in an expository text on a learning outcome and the use of learning strategies while working... More

    pp. 177-189

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  6. Improving cross-content transfer in text processing by means of active graphical representation

    Elsbeth Stern, Carmela Aprea & Hermann G. Ebner

    The two studies presented investigate the conditions under which adults with different academic backgrounds (in terms of formal mathematical competencies and domain-specific knowledge in economics)... More

    pp. 191-203

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  7. The material features of multiple representations and their cognitive and social affordances for science understanding

    R Kozma

    This article reviews experimental and naturalistic studies conducted by our research group to examine the role of multiple representations in understanding science. It examines the differences... More

    pp. 205-226

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  8. Supporting coherence formation in learning from multiple representations

    Tina Seufert

    Multimedia learning environments combine multiple forms of representations like texts, static and animated pictures or graphs. Knowledge acquisition from multiple representations requires that the ... More

    pp. 227-237

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  9. Learning in complex domains: When and why do multiple representations help?

    Susan R. Goldman

    Comments on the papers of this theme issue, which are concerned with the impact of verbal and nonverbal representations in acquiring expertise in complex domains. Outlines lessons from first... More

    pp. 239-44

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  10. Multimedia learning: beyond modality

    P Reimann

    Identifies and summarizes instructional messages in the articles in this theme issue and also identifies central theoretical issues, focusing on: (1) external representations; (2) dual coding... More

    pp. 245-52

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