Exploring the Applicability of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning for Smart Pad Based Learning with a Focus on Principles of Multimedia and Individual Differences

스마트 패드 기반 학습 프로그램에서 멀티미디어 학습에 관한 인지이론적 원리의 적용가능성 탐색: 멀티미디어 원리와 개인차 원리를 중심으로

  • Received : 2011.10.07
  • Accepted : 2011.12.12
  • Published : 2011.12.28


The purpose of this study is to verify the cognitive theory of Multimedia learning in a Smart Pad environment. Specifically, the viability of the multimedia principle and individual difference principle was tested for this study. To accomplish this, participants were divided into two groups based on their prior knowledge level (high/low), and members of each group were given one of two Smart Pad based programs, one text-based and the other text and image based. Results indicate that the use of images and the interaction between image use and prior knowledge did not have a significant effect on cognitive load levels. However, there were significant effects on learning achievement. This study implies that when developing Smart Pad based learning content, the small screen size compared to PC monitors, types and functions of images, and learning objectives should be considered.


Mobile Learning;Multimedia Principle;Individual Difference;Cognitive Load;Learning Effectiveness


Supported by : 서강대학교


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