Working Memory Capacity and Mobile Multimedia Learning Environments: Individual Differences in Learning While Mobile
Peter E. Doolittle, Gina J. Mariano, Virginia Tech, United States
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1055-8896 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
The present study examined the effects of individual differences in working memory capacity (WMC) on learning from an historical inquiry multimedia tutorial in stationary versus mobile learning environments using a portable digital media player (i.e., iPod). Students with low (n = 44) and high (n = 40) working memory capacity, as measured by the OSPAN memory span test, were randomly assigned to either a stationary (n = 54) or mobile (n = 30) instructional environment. In the stationary environment, participants viewed the tutorial while sitting in a chair at a desk in a computer lab. In the mobile environment, participants walked down a hallway following a course indicated by signs on the floor. This walking and navigating, while engaging in the multimedia tutorial, simulated the type of environment one might encounter while walking across a college campus. Overall, students with high WMC outperformed students with low WMC on measures of recall and transfer of the historical inquiry strategy. In addition, students in a stationary instructional environment outperformed students in a mobile instructional environment. Finally, interaction effects indicated that low WMC students in a mobile instructional environment performed the most poorly.
Doolittle, P.E. & Mariano, G.J. (2008). Working Memory Capacity and Mobile Multimedia Learning Environments: Individual Differences in Learning While Mobile. Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, 17(4), 511-530. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
© 2008 Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ReferencesView References & Citations Map
These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.Suggest Corrections to References
Cited ByView References & Citations Map
Revisiting the ‘m’ in m-learning: Making the most of mobile environments for teaching and learning in developing countries
Sarah Pouezevara, RTI International, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015 (Oct 19, 2015) pp. 1350–1360
Joke Coens, Bert Reynvoet & Geraldine Clarebout, University of Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
EdMedia + Innovate Learning 2010 (Jun 29, 2010) pp. 3732–3737
These links are based on references which have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. If you see a mistake, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.