Title page for ETD etd-06062008-162235

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Childress, Marcus D.
URN etd-06062008-162235
Title Effects of three multimedia instructional presentation formats containing animation and narration on recall and problem-solving performance
Degree PhD
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dodi, Norman R. Committee Chair
Burton, John K. Committee Member
LaPorte, James E. Committee Member
Magliaro, Susan G. Committee Member
Moore, David Michael Committee Member
  • computer use
  • audiovisual instruction
Date of Defense 1995-07-15
Availability unrestricted

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of three different formats of instructional multimedia presentations on the recall and problem-solving performance of novice-level learners. In this study, participants were randomly assigned to view computer:-based presentations covering two topics. Participants receiving the wordsbefore- pictures treatments viewed programs containing narration followed by animation; participants receiving the pictures-before-words treatments viewed programs containing animation followed by narration; participants receiving the words-with-pictures treatments viewed programs containing animation and narration, simultaneously.

Recall and problem-solving tests were administered immediately following the treatments to measure recall and problem-solving performance. There were no significant differences among the three treatment groups. Further investigation also revealed that participants taking the recall test first scored higher in recall than participants taking the problem-solving test first.

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