The cognitive impact of multimedia simulations on 14 year old students

Yildiz R., Atkins M.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, cilt.27, sa.2, ss.106-115, 1996 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.1996.tb00717.x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.106-115


The study investigated the cognitive impact of three different types of multimedia simulation (physical, procedural and process) for teaching the concept of energy to 14 year old students, A six cell design was used to control for gender and for three levels of prior achievement within a random sample of 36 students for each simulation, Pre and post-tests were administered, The results showed a significant, consistent cognitive gain for the physical simulation - a surrogate exploration of how electricity is made in a power station. Results for the procedural and process simulations revealed a more complex and varied pattern of interaction between type of simulation and student characteristics which can be linked to specific design features.