Aktuelle Trends in der Forschung zu Hypertext- und Hypermediasystemen: Diskussion der Beiträge in diesem Themenheft

Translated title of the contribution: Current trends in research on hypertext/hypermedia systems: Commentary on the contributions in this special issue

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Abstract

Three trends in research on the effectiveness of Hypertext/ Hypermediasystems are discussed. (1) There is an increasing use of a capacity view of learning with these systems, allowing for an interpretation of research results based on the amount of cognitive load in learners, yet also making it desirable to differentiate different types of load and to measure cognitive load with more direct methods. (2) More types of learner variables are included in the design of research on the effectiveness of educational environments, leading to a better understanding of the design requirements for different types of aids for learners in these systems. (3) Finally, innovative methods for the collection of behavioral data and for measuring learning outcome are used, which allows for a better understanding of the instructional effectiveness of these media.

Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)77-83
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Padagogische Psychologie
Volume19
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2005

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Keywords

  • Cognitive load
  • Hypermedia
  • Hypertext
  • Multimedia learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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