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Learning and Instruction

April 2010 Volume 20, Number 2

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Number of articles: 8

  1. A closer look at split visual attention in system- and self-paced instruction in multimedia learning

    Florian Schmidt-Weigand, Alfred Kohnert & Ulrich Glowalla

    Two experiments examined visual attention distribution in learning from text and pictures. Participants watched a 16-step multimedia instruction on the formation of lightning. In Experiment 1 ( More

    pp. 100-110

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  2. Attention guidance in learning from a complex animation: Seeing is understanding?

    Björn B. de Koning, Huib K. Tabbers, Remy M.J.P. Rikers & Fred Paas

    To examine how visual attentional resources are allocated when learning from a complex animation about the cardiovascular system, eye movements were registered in the absence and presence of visual... More

    pp. 111-122

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  3. An eye tracking comparison of external pointing cues and internal continuous cues in learning with complex animations

    Jean-Michel Boucheix & Richard K. Lowe

    Two experiments used eye tracking to investigate a novel cueing approach for directing learner attention to low salience, high relevance aspects of a complex animation. In the first experiment,... More

    pp. 123-135

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  4. Effects of animation's speed of presentation on perceptual processing and learning

    Katja Meyer, Thorsten Rasch & Wolfgang Schnotz

    Animations presented at different speed are assumed to differentially interact with learners’ perception and cognition due to the constraints imposed by learners’ limited sensitivity to incoming... More

    pp. 136-145

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  5. In the eyes of the beholder: How experts and novices interpret dynamic stimuli

    Halszka Jarodzka, Katharina Scheiter, Peter Gerjets & Tamara van Gog

    Tasks with a complex, dynamic visual component require not only the acquisition of conceptual/procedural but also of perceptual/attentional skills. This study examined expertise differences in... More

    pp. 146-154

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  6. Effects of knowledge and display design on comprehension of complex graphics

    Matt Canham & Mary Hegarty

    In two experiments, participants made inferences from weather maps, before and after they received instruction about relevant meteorological principles. Different versions of the maps showed either... More

    pp. 155-166

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  7. Unique contributions of eye-tracking research to the study of learning with graphics

    Richard E. Mayer

    The author examines the empirical, methodological, theoretical, and practical contributions of the six studies in this special issue on eye tracking as a tool to study and enhance multimedia... More

    pp. 167-171

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  8. The use of eye movements in the study of multimedia learning

    Jukka Hyönä

    This commentary focuses on the use of the eye-tracking methodology to study cognitive processes during multimedia learning. First, some general remarks are made about how the method is applied to... More

    pp. 172-176

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