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Title: Combining shared control with variability over surface features: Effects on transfer test performance and task involvement
Authors: Corbalan, Gemma
Kester, Liesbeth
Van Merriënboer, Jeroen
Keywords: Cognitive load
learner control
surface features
system control
variability
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Abstract: Positive effects of learner control decrease when learners do not perceive the control given to them, make suboptimal choices, or are cognitively overloaded by the amount of choice. This study proposes shared control (i.e., learners choose from a pre-selection of suitable tasks) over highly variable tasks to tackle these problems. Ninety-four students participated in a 2 x 2 factorial experiment with the factors control (system, shared) and variability of surface features (low, high). Results show superior effects on training performance, transfer test performance, and task involvement of shared control when learners can choose from pre-selected tasks with surface features that are different from the surface features of previous tasks.
Description: Corbalan, G., Kester, L., & Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. (2009). Combining shared control with variability over surface features: Effects on transfer test performance and task involvement. Computers in Human Behavior, 25, 290-298.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/1795
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