On Paper or Hypermedia? the Effect of Procedural Information in Digital Video Format in the Learning of a Music Score Editor Program by Novice Users
Jesus Tejada, Magdalena Sáenz de Jubera, Univ. de La Rioja, Spain
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this study, and by means of an experimental contrast design, we have tried to determine whether the use of an electronic manual is more effective and efficient than a print manual for the training of novice users with a score editor program. We also looked for differences in access to the two types and for information on users' perceptions regarding the materials they used. Were developed a minimalist print manual, an hypermedia manual and two questionnaires. The most prominent difference between the two manuals was the use of digital video to present procedural information in the electronic version. The rest of the information remained the same for the two manuals, as did the training strategy based on guided exploration. The research findings show an effect of the hypermedia manual in learning outcomes, access to manuals and users' perceptions. This effect might have been due to the confluence of several factors differentiating the manuals: the procedural information in the video format and the design of the interface - with limited control elements, fast access to information and a low complementary interaction between presentation modalities- minimized the potential cognitive overload and allowed the user to start working rapidly.
Tejada, J. & de Jubera, M.S. (2001). On Paper or Hypermedia? the Effect of Procedural Information in Digital Video Format in the Learning of a Music Score Editor Program by Novice Users. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1888-1895). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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