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    • Characterizing Process Change Using Log File Data 

      Guzdial, Mark; Walton, Chris; Konemann, Michael; Soloway, Elliot (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993)
      Students learning a new task with an unfamiliar interface must learn the task, the interface, and a task-to-device mapping which enables them to develop an efficient process for achieving goals with that software. To ...
    • Does Multimedia Information Help People Learn? 

      Najjar, Lawrence Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      Multimedia is being used increasingly to provide computer-based instruction. While people generally believe that multimedia information helps people learn better than "monomedia" information, empirical support for this ...
    • Dual Coding as a Possible Explanation for the Effects of Multimedia on Learning 

      Najjar, Lawrence Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      This paper examines the possibility of using Paivio's (1971, 1991; Clark & Paivio, 1991) dual coding theory as an explanation for the effects of multimedia on learning. The paper describes dual coding theory, then examines ...
    • The Effects of Multimedia and Elaborative Encoding on Learning 

      Najjar, Lawrence Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      The effects of presenting information using multimedia (e.g., text, audio, illustrations) on learning performance are inconsistent. Some studies show that multimedia improves learning, while other studies find no effect. ...
    • A Framework for Learning from Media: The Effects of Materials, Tasks, and Tests on Performance 

      Najjar, Lawrence Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Existing theories (e.g., Baggett, 1984, 1989; Baggett & Ehrenfeucht, 1982, 1983; Clark & Paivio, 1991; Mayer, 1993; Paivio, 1971, 1991; Clark & Paivio, 1991) do not adequately predict the effects of multimedia on learning. ...
    • Investigating Multimedia Learning with Web Lectures 

      Day, Jason Allan; Foley, James D.; Catrambone, Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Naturalistic research has shown that a web lecture intervention that includes multimedia lectures studied before class, short homework assignments, and in-class application activities can increase students' grades and ...
    • Kids Telling Fables Through 3D Animation 

      Zagal, José Pablo; Piper, Anne Marie; Bruckman, Amy S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
      Creating 3D animations has traditionally been restricted to adult experts. With the advent of easy-to-use software packages like Alice, we can now imagine animations being created by end users with no formal training in ...
    • PML: Representing Procedural Domains for Multimedia Presentations 

      Ram, Ashwin; Catrambone, Richard; Guzdial, Mark; Kehoe, Colleen Mary; McCrickard, D. Scott; Stasko, John T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998)
      A central issue in the development of multimedia systems is the presentation of the information to the user of the system and how to best represent that information to the designer of the system. Typically, the designers ...
    • Rethinking the Evaluation of Algorithm Animations as Learning Aids: An Observational Study 

      Kehoe, Colleen Mary; Stasko, John T.; Taylor, Ashley (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      A number of prior studies have found that using animation to help teach algorithms had less beneficial effects on learning than hoped. Those results surprise many computer science instructors whose intuition leads them to ...
    • A Review of the Fundamental Effects of Multimedia Information Presentation on Learning 

      Najjar, Lawrence Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      This paper examines the question, "Does multimedia information presentation help people learn?" The paper begins by describing general learning theory and several specific theories more closely related to multimedia and ...
    • Social and Technical Factors Contributing to Successful 3D Animation Authoring by Kids 

      Zagal, José Pablo; Piper, Anne Marie; Bruckman, Amy S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Creating 3D animations has traditionally been restricted to adult experts. With the advent of easy-to-use software packages like Alice, we can now imagine animations being created by end users with no formal training in ...
    • Using Animations to Learn about Algorithms: An Ethnographic Case Study 

      Kehoe, Colleen Mary; Stasko, John T. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      A number of studies have found that using animation for explaining dynamic systems had less beneficial effects on learning than hoped. Those results come as a surprise to many instructors and students in computer science ...