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Other

Description:

This article describes a study that whose results support an interference hypothesis for students who choose to learn with same-ethnicity APAs. College students learned about science with a multimedia program. One group (choice or C) chose to learn with or without an animated pedagogical agent (APA) representing a male or female of five different ethnicities. Another group (no-choice or NC) was assigned an APA by the system. All participants in C group chose to learn with APAs and students of color chose significantly more same-ethnicity APAs than White American students. A significant interaction between choice and ethnic similarity factors revealed that group C produced lower retention, transfer, and program ratings when learning with same-ethnicity rather than different-ethnicity APAs.

Subjects:

  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Animated pedagogical agents,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121130420173T,NSDL,High School,Undergraduate (Lower Division),student assessment,Multimedia,Computers,Choice,Higher Education,Education,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Graduate/Professional,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Similarity-attraction,Education Practices,Technology,Computing and Information

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English

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