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Keep One's Attention at Recorded Lectures : What effect do embedded questions in recorded lectures have on mind wandering and knowledge gain?

Meutstege, Kyra (2019) Keep One's Attention at Recorded Lectures : What effect do embedded questions in recorded lectures have on mind wandering and knowledge gain?

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Abstract:Lectures play an increasingly important role in education, for example in MOOCs and Flipped Classrooms. Recorded lectures are however not always as effective as possible, as mind wandering is a common problem for students. Research has shown that mind wandering can have detrimental effects on the learning process of emotional as well as factual nature. There are some initial indications that embedded questions could reduce the negative effects of mind wandering. Embedded questions could reduce mind wandering by keeping their attention to the literature. This can indirectly lead to knowledge gain, but embedded questions also directly improve knowledge gain through the testing effect. The goal of this study is to research what the effect is of embedded questions in recorded lectures on mind wandering and knowledge gain. To do so, the current study is a mixed-methods design where quantitative data is supplemented by data from interviews. With a pre- and post-test experiment the effect of embedded questions on mind wandering and knowledge gain are researched. In the current research, no effect was found of embedded questions on either mind wandering or knowledge gain. Despite the existing consensus, there was also no negative relationship found between mind wandering and knowledge gain.
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/79680
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