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Title: Do boys differ from girls in navigating through hypertext environments when learning?
Authors: Walhout, Jaap
Brand-Gruwel, Saskia
Van Dijk, Martin
Jarodzka, Halszka
De Groot, Renate
Kester, Liesbeth
Kirschner, Paul A.
Keywords: FES
hypertext
navigation
gender
information problem solving
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2012
Abstract: Since hypertext learning environments (HLE) are widely used in education, it is important to study the effects and consequences of its use. Earlier research suggests that the outcomes of learning based on hypertext environments, depends on learner characteristics in conjunction hypertext specific features. Since the variety in interfaces is enormous, students are challenged to develop new methods of wayfinding for each HLE. It is therefore important to develop interfaces that facilitate learning as much as possible. In this paper a user characteristic (sex) and a hypertext feature (navigational support) are studied. Preliminary results show that there is no difference in sex or navigational support regarding task performance.
Description: Walhout, J., Brand-Gruwel, S., Van Dijk, M. L., Jarodzka, H., De Groot, R. H. M., Kester, L., & Kirschner, P. A. (2012, November). Do boys differ from girls in navigating through hypertext environments? Paper presented at the ICO Fall School 2012, Girona, Spain.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4612
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