The Impact of Learning Pathways on Performance in an Interactive Multimedia Learning Environment
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Boston, MA Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Interactive courseware benefits learners to access information and tools by which they can construct personalized transitions between the information to be accessed and their own cognitive structures. The process of navigation enables learners to experience the content of interactive courseware. Learning pathways also reveal the learning trails while learners traver any interactive environment. Since learners have unique knowledge structures based upon their experiences and abilities, the ways that they choose to access, interact, and interrelate message in interactive courseware also very. Studies on pathways help us to explore and explain human behaviors during learning processes. The aim of this study is to answer two research questions: (a) do learners use the guided discovery hypermedia differently? and (b) what relation do pathways have to learning performance? The researcher made an inventory of exploratory learning processes by analyzing learners' navigational data recorded in computers. Frequency and duration of each nodes in learning pathway were identified and calculated. Null hypothesis were tested and conclusion were made.
. (1996). The Impact of Learning Pathways on Performance in an Interactive Multimedia Learning Environment. In P. Carlson & F. Makedon (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia & World Conference on Educational Telecommunications, 1996 (pp. 78-83). Boston, MA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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