Multimedia motivational agent: The impact on the middle school students' science learning and motivation

Ching-Huei Chen, Ming Shuan Chou

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Abstract

This study examined the effects of motivational agent (present and absent) and different formats of instructional content (text narrative and animated narrative) on student learning and motivation. The provision of motivational agent was found to significantly interact with the format of instructional content on student performance. The provision of motivational agent affected student performance when reading animated narrative content. However, the provision of motivational agent did not affect student motivation when reading either text or animated narrative contents. The implications of current study extends what we know about the benefits of motivational agent in learning and offers important insights on how to better design or integrate motivational agent in the instructional content to enhance performance and motivation to learn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages64-67
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2012 Nov 262012 Nov 30

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Other20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12-11-2612-11-30

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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Chen, C-H., & Chou, M. S. (2012). Multimedia motivational agent: The impact on the middle school students' science learning and motivation. 64-67. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2012, Singapore, Singapore.