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The effects of navigation tools on student performance and recall in a hypermedia information search task
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, , University of Alberta, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-50-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Measures of performance were collected from a sample of 169 students during an information search task through a hypermedia document. Comparisons were made between four groups given navigation tools that contained different spatial cues for conveying conceptual information. All groups were required to revisit the navigation tool for all navigation choices to ensure equal exposure to the tool across groups. Results indicated no differences between the groups in speed, accuracy or economy. However, the addition of explicit spatial cues to hierarchical information did enhance the students' recall of page titles.

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Boechler, P.M. & Dawson, M.R.W. (2003). The effects of navigation tools on student performance and recall in a hypermedia information search task. In A. Rossett (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2003--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1534-1535). Phoenix, Arizona, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 22, 2020 from .

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