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The effectiveness of video tutorial and preview on self-efficacy, task performance and learning : an experimental study conducted at a middle school in Shanghai, China

Teng, J. (2015) The effectiveness of video tutorial and preview on self-efficacy, task performance and learning : an experimental study conducted at a middle school in Shanghai, China.

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Abstract:Video tutorials have become a popular avidence-based medium for software training. In order to optimize the effectiveness of video tutorial on software learning, eight guidelines for the design of instructional videos for software training have been proposed. However, systematic validation of the guidelines by scientific experiments is still lacking. In order to fill the gap between scientific theory and practical application, this study aims to investigate the effectiveness of video tutorial on Microsoft Word formatting which are designed based on the eigt guidelines, especially to examine the effectiveness of preview of self-efficacy, task performance and learning. Therefore, four research questions are formulated to examine the effect of video tutorial and preview on self-efficacy, immediate post-test, delayed post-test and transfer test. This study compares the effectiveness of video tutorial with and without preview. Experiments were conducted at a middle school in China. Respondents were 65 sixth-grade students (mean age 11 years; range 10-16). Data were collected in two sessions, at seven-day intervals. Paired-Sample t-tests and ANCOVAs were used to analyse the data. Results indicated the video tutorial supported students' self-efficacy, tast performance and learning. However, there was no significant difference between the effectiveness of video tutorial with and without preview on self-efficacy, immediate post-test, delayed post-test and transfer test. More attractive video tutorial and additional expteriments are called for in further research to valid the current result.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:81 education, teaching
Programme:Educational Science and Technology MSc (60023)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/69309
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