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Abstract Title: Eye movements on Conceptual Physics Tasks: Effects on Multimedia Hints
Abstract: Evidence from our group's pervious studies indicates that multimedia hints can improve students' performance on conceptual physics tasks. This article presents a model of conceptual problem solving with multimedia hints. The model merges problem-solving theory and multimedia learning theory. Greater cognitive load occurs when solvers process linguistic information during problem solving. The model provides a theoretical explanation of the performance data from our problem-solving study. The model generates hypotheses about students' visual attention that can be tested with the eye movement data. The model also serves as the guidance for the design of problem-solving tutoring systems.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Xian Wu
Kansas State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
John Huston, Lester C. Loschky, Brett DePaola, and N. Sanjay Rebello