The effect of the presentation formats of statistical e-instructional information on cognitive load and instructional efficiency

Ming Hsiu Yao, Mei Chi Chen, Mei Mei Sung, Yi Hsing Hsieh

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to manipulate the presentation timing of declarative and procedural information in the e-instruction of Chi-square testing and to examine the effect of four different presentation formats on cognitive load and instructional efficiency. The 160 participants were randomly assigned to receive one of the following four types of e-instruction formats: declarative information given either before or during practice task crossed with procedural information given either before or during practice task. The practice task of Chi-square testing was designed to contain six learning units transformed into e-instruction materials by using Frontpage software. Each participant learned to finish a practice task and then filled out a scale of mental efforts and a test with two Chi-square testing problems, one equivalent and one variant to the practice task. The results showed that in terms of the test performance scores and instructional efficiency, the best presentation format is declarative information given before and procedural information given during the practice task. In so doing, attention split can be avoided and working memory load is reduced, so that the cognitive load is well managed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings
Pages6893-6896
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov 16
Event2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Yichang, China
Duration: 2011 Sep 162011 Sep 18

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Other2nd Annual Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011
CountryChina
CityYichang
Period11-09-1611-09-18

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  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Yao, M. H., Chen, M. C., Sung, M. M., & Hsieh, Y. H. (2011). The effect of the presentation formats of statistical e-instructional information on cognitive load and instructional efficiency. In 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings (pp. 6893-6896). [6056791] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICECENG.2011.6056791
Yao, Ming Hsiu ; Chen, Mei Chi ; Sung, Mei Mei ; Hsieh, Yi Hsing. / The effect of the presentation formats of statistical e-instructional information on cognitive load and instructional efficiency. 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings. 2011. pp. 6893-6896
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The effect of the presentation formats of statistical e-instructional information on cognitive load and instructional efficiency. / Yao, Ming Hsiu; Chen, Mei Chi; Sung, Mei Mei; Hsieh, Yi Hsing.

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