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The effect of error examples in instructional videos on motivation and learning

Beckmann, Mareen (2017) The effect of error examples in instructional videos on motivation and learning.

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Abstract:The present study focuses on the use of error examples in instructional videos in order to find out to which extend they influence students’ motivation and learning. Instructional videos designed by adapting demonstration based training seem to increase students’ performance but can always be improved. There are little empirical studies which test an influence of error examples in motivation. However, error examples are found to have an influence on students’ achievement. Research suggests that adapting error examples for instructional videos should benefit the student. In the present study, 29 German students were divided into two conditions. The control condition watched instructional videos about formatting a Microsoft Word document. The experimental condition additionally watched two error videos explaining often made mistakes and their consequences. All students were asked to perform the explained tasks and to fill in motivation questionnaires. The students in the experimental group had a greater learning effect than the students of the control group; however, it was not significant. There could be found no differences in motivation between the two conditions.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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