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|Title||Theoretical and Methodological Aspects of Learning with Visualizations|
|Author/s||Katharina Scheiter, Eric Wiebe, Jana Holsanova|
|Full-text||Full text is not available in this archive|
|Publication/Series||Cognitive Effects of Multimedia Learning|
|Pages||67 - 88|
|Document type||Book chapter|
|Abstract English||Multimedia environments consist of verbal and visual representations that, if appropriately processed, allow for the construction of an integrated mental model of the content. Whereas much is known on how students learn from verbal representations, there are fewer insights regarding the processing of visual information, alone or in conjunction with text. The chapter uses a semiotics approach to provide a definition of visualizations as a specific form of external representation, then discusses the differences between verbal and visual representations in how they represent information, and finally how meaning is achieved when learning with them. The next section discusses basic perceptual and cognitive processes relevant to learning with visualizations. This background is used to specify the instructional functions that visualizations have either as self-contained instructional messages or as text adjuncts. Moreover, the role of individual differences in processing visualizations is highlighted. The chapter ends with methodological suggestions concerning the important role of interdisciplinary research and assessment methods in this area.|
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