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Learning and Instruction

October 2009 Volume 19, Number 5

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Cognitive Load in Interactive Knowledge Construction

    Ludo Verhoeven, Wolfgang Schnotz & Fred Paas

    The focus of this special issue is on the cognitive load underlying processes of interactive knowledge construction in a wide range of instructional multimedia platforms. Multimedia comprehension... More

    pp. 369-375

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  2. Effects of prior knowledge and concept-map structure on disorientation, cognitive load, and learning

    Franck Amadieu, Tamara van Gog, Fred Paas, André Tricot & Claudette Mariné

    This study explored the effects of prior knowledge (high vs. low; HPK and LPK) and concept-map structure (hierarchical vs. network; HS and NS) on disorientation, cognitive load, and learning from... More

    pp. 376-386

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  3. The impact of learner characteristics on information utilization strategies, cognitive load experienced, and performance in hypermedia learning

    Katharina Scheiter, Peter Gerjets, Brigitte Vollmann & Richard Catrambone

    Against the background of an adaptation of Cognitive Load Theory to learner-controlled settings we investigated the impact of learner characteristics on information utilization strategies,... More

    pp. 387-401

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  4. Knowledge elaboration: A cognitive load perspective

    Slava Kalyuga

    The process of knowledge elaboration is considered from the perspective of cognitive load theory. This theory assumes that the available knowledge structures in long-term memory (LTM) are used to... More

    pp. 402-410

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  5. Interactive and non-interactive pictures in multimedia learning environments: Effects on learning outcomes and learning efficiency

    Thorsten Rasch & Wolfgang Schnotz

    New technologies enable flexible combinations of text and interactive or non-interactive pictures. The aim of the present study was to investigate (a) whether adding pictures to texts is generally ... More

    pp. 411-422

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  6. Learning in a sheltered Internet environment: The use of WebQuests

    Eliane Segers & Ludo Verhoeven

    The present study investigated the effects on learning in a sheltered Internet environment using so-called WebQuests in elementary school classrooms in the Netherlands. A WebQuest is an assignment ... More

    pp. 423-432

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  7. Constructing knowledge with an agent-based instructional program: A comparison of cooperative and individual meaning making

    Roxana Moreno

    Participants in the present study were 87 college students who learned about botany using an agent-based instructional program with three different learning approaches: individual, jigsaw, or... More

    pp. 433-444

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  8. Managing cognitive load during document-based learning

    Jean-François Rouet

    Designers of interactive learning environments face the issue of managing the learner's cognitive load, reducing irrelevant sources while optimizing useful sources of load. I propose a conceptual... More

    pp. 445-450

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  9. Explorations of relationships among learners, tasks, and learning

    Susan R. Goldman

    Based on a critical re-analysis of cognitive load theory (CLT), Schnotz and Kürschner identified the need for research on more sensitive ways of assessing learner characteristics, both prior to and... More

    pp. 451-454

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