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American Journal of Physics
written by Timothy Stelzer, Gary Gladding, Jose P. Mestre, and David T. Brookes
We compared the efficacy of multimedia learning modules with traditional textbooks for the first few topics of a calculus-based introductory electricity and magnetism course. Students were randomly assigned to three groups. One group received the multimedia learning module presentations, and the other two received the presentations via written text. All students were then tested on their learning immediately following the presentations as well as 2  weeks later. The students receiving the multimedia learning modules performed significantly better on both tests than the students experiencing the text-based presentations.
American Journal of Physics: Volume 77, Issue 2, Pages 184-190
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Education - Applied Research
- Technology
= Multimedia
Education - Basic Research
- Assessment
Electricity & Magnetism
- Electric Fields and Potential
= Electric Field
= Gauss' Law
- Electrostatics
= Coulomb's Law
General Physics
- Physics Education Research
- Reference Material
= Article
= Research study
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© 2009 American Association of Physics Teachers
DOI:
10.1119/1.3028204
PACS:
01.40.Fk
Keywords:
computer aided instruction, educational courses, multimedia systems, physics education
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Metadata instance created April 26, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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May 5, 2009 by Vince Kuo
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T. Stelzer, G. Gladding, J. Mestre, and D. Brookes, Am. J. Phys. 77 (2), 184 (2009), WWW Document, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3028204).
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T. Stelzer, G. Gladding, J. Mestre, and D. Brookes, Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for learning introductory physics content, Am. J. Phys. 77 (2), 184 (2009), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3028204>.
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Stelzer, T., Gladding, G., Mestre, J., & Brookes, D. (2009, February 1). Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for learning introductory physics content. Am. J. Phys., 77(2), 184-190. Retrieved October 31, 2014, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3028204
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Stelzer, T, G. Gladding, J. Mestre, and D. Brookes. "Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for learning introductory physics content." Am. J. Phys. 77, no. 2, (February 1, 2009): 184-190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3028204 (accessed 31 October 2014).
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Stelzer, Timothy, Gary Gladding, Jose Mestre, and David T. Brookes. "Comparing the efficacy of multimedia modules with traditional textbooks for learning introductory physics content." Am. J. Phys. 77.2 (2009): 184-190. 31 Oct. 2014 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3028204>.
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