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Signaling as a Cognitive Guide in Multimedia Learning


Journal of Educational Psychology Volume 93, Number 2, ISSN 0022-0663


In three experiments, students received a short science lesson on how airplanes achieve lift and then were asked to write an explanation (retention test) and solutions to five problems (transfer test). For some students, the lesson contained signals such as section headings and pointer words. Students given signals generated significantly more solutions on transfer tests in all three experiments. (BF)


Mautone, P.D. & Mayer, R.E. (2001). Signaling as a Cognitive Guide in Multimedia Learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 93(2), 377. Retrieved July 24, 2019 from .

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