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- Open Access.
- Research over several decades has shown the benefits and conditions of learning from video. Recent advances in video editing tools to allow interaction, increased bandwidth to provide video over the Internet, and greater acceptance by students and instructors prompt us to examine contemporary changes in pedagogy for multimedia instruction and learning materials. Even though there is a growing research body suggesting that videos can positively impact learning, the research base indicates that learners often drop out of the videos before it is completed. To keep students engaged, interactivity with abilities to access videos at any point in a non-linear fashion were investigated in the 1980's. More recently, interactive video research considered learner control and self-regulation. The primary goal of this study was to examine one possible method of promoting active engagement using interactive embedded adjunct questions. This study investigated the effectiveness of adjunct questions on student knowledge structure as well as the impact of self-testing adjunct questions on the video viewing completion (i.e., as a measure of engagement). Additionally, student attitude toward the helpfulness of the videos with embedded self-testing adjunct questions and student's perception of the question type were also explored. Furthermore, this investigation used a new knowledge structure approach to frame the learning outcomes, thereby examining whether or not embedded adjunct questions enhance student mental models of knowledge and bring student knowledge structure to be closer to that of an expert. Findings from the study support that adjunct questions have a positive effect in bringing student knowledge structure closer to that of the instructor. However, contrary to expectation, the experimental videos received lower viewing completion rate than that of the control videos.
- Dissertation Note:
- Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University 2021.
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- The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file ; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file.
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