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Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer; Ron Salden; Gemma Corbalan; Marcel de Croock; Liesbeth Kester; Fred Paas
Association for Educational Communications and Technology Annual Meeting 2004 (October 2005)
Several empirical studies are discussed which indicate that adapting the level of support, the difficulty of the learning task, or support as well as difficulty has beneficial effects on learning and transfer test performance. Three conclusions can ...
A Motivational Perspective on the Relation Between Mental Effort and Performance: Optimizing Learner Involvement in Instruction
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 53, No. 3 (2005) pp. 25–34
Motivation can be identified as a dimension that determines learning success and causes the high dropout rate among online learners, especially in complex e-learning environments. It is argued that these learning environments represent a new...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2004) pp. 83–98
The research on worked examples has shown that for novices, studying worked examples is often a more effective and efficient way of learning than solving conventional problems. This theoretical paper argues that adding process-oriented information...
Mental Effort and Performance as Determinants for the Dynamic Selection of Learning Tasks in Air Traffic Control Training
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 32, No. 1 (January 2004) pp. 153–172
The differential effects of four task selection methods on training efficiency and transfer in computer-based training for Air Traffic Control were investigated. A non-dynamic condition, in which the learning tasks were presented to the participants ...
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 30, No. 4 (2002) pp. 291–305
Discusses curricular changes in Dutch teacher training colleges and analyzes current instructional design activities of teacher trainers using a repertory grid technique. Their actual approaches are compared to instructional systems design...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 50, No. 4 (2002) pp. 47–58
Describes a set of computerized tools that support the instructional design and evaluation of competency-based training programs. Discusses authentic whole-task practice situations; the 4C/ID* methodology; an evaluation tool that supports the...