A Pilot study

the effect of modality of representation upon learning

Alex Chan, Matt Bower

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Abstract

    Multimedia technology and problem based learning not only allow more realistic interaction between students and the learning context, but can also facilitate integration of material from previous experiences, and can encourage students to critically analyze information from a variety of perspectives. However there is little research relating to the effect of the modality of representation upon learning, especially in the area of skill evaluation in clinical settings. This pilot study conducted among the first aid volunteers at St John Ambulance Australia (New South Wales), reported on the effect of modality of representation (video or pen-and-paper) upon learning with respect to their attitudes, problem solving skills, and clinical decision-making abilities. Although the study only involved a small sample, participants did indicate different beliefs about the utility of video and pen-and-paper for promoting reflective practice and assessing ability. A larger sample size study is being considered in the near future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education 2009
    EditorsTheo Bastiaens, Jon Dron, Cindy Xin
    Place of PublicationChesapeake, VA
    PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
    Pages2436-2441
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)1880094762
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education - Vancouver
    Duration: 26 Oct 200926 Oct 2009

    Conference

    ConferenceWorld Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education
    CityVancouver
    Period26/10/0926/10/09

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    Chan, A., & Bower, M. (2009). A Pilot study: the effect of modality of representation upon learning. In T. Bastiaens, J. Dron, & C. Xin (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare and Higher Education 2009 (pp. 2436-2441). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).