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Colour-signalling in online inquiry-based learning environments

Luijkx, E.C.M. (2019) Colour-signalling in online inquiry-based learning environments.

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Abstract:The aim of the present study was to investigate the relation between prior knowledge, reading skills, motivation to read, and personal interest in science & technology with the information integration between text and pictures and to investigate whether motivation to read has a moderation effect on the relation between reading skills and information integration. Participants were second level students in lower vocational training (N = 71). Their information integration was measured after these students encountered a colour-signal that highlighted relating parts of text and pictures in an online inquiry-based learning (IBL) environment. The information integration was operated as the change in number of switching eye-movements students made between text and pictures right before and right after the colour-signal. The eye-movements were gathered with an eye-tracker while students made a science lesson in the online IBL environment. Results showed no relation between the individual characteristics and information integration, except for a relation between prior knowledge and information integration. Furthermore, motivation to read had no moderation effect on the relation between reading skills and the information integration. To conclude, the level of prior knowledge of the students for whom online IBL material will be designed is a predictor to take into account, while reading skills, motivation to read and personal interest in science & technology are not related to information integration in an IBL environment.
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/77457
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