Using Cognitive Learning Theory to Design Effective On-Line Statistics Tutorials
Behavioral and Organizational Sciences (CGU)
Cognitive Psychology | Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Careful attention to principles of learning can improve the design of Web-based lessons and tutorials. Tutorials from the Web Interface for Statistics Education (WISE; http://wise.cgu.edu) demonstrate how specific principles can be integrated into Web design to enhance learning in two areas. First, the impact of students’ poor self-regulation abilities on Web-based learning is considered. Second, evidence that specific types of visual presentations improve learning is discussed. Finally, the need for empirical evaluation is emphasized. Specific research and examples from the WISE project are used to illustrate each of these points.
© 2000 Psychonomic Society Publications
Romero, V. L., Berger, D. E., Healy, M. R., and Aberson, C. L. (2000). Using Cognitive Learning Theory to Design Effective On-Line Statistics Tutorials. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers, 32(2), 246-249. doi: 10.3758/BF03207790