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Effects of text, audio and learner control on text-sound association and cognitive load of EFL learners

Abstract This study investigated the effects of concurrent audio and equivalent onscreen text on the ability of learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) to form associations between textual and aural forms of target vocabulary words. The study also looked at the effects of learner control over an audio sequence on the association of textual and aural forms of target words. Attitudes towards experimental treatments and reported level of cognitive load were also examined in the context of a computer-based multimedia instructional program. A total of 200 college students took part in the study. Participants were randomly assigned to experimental conditions in a 2 x 3 factorial design with level of learner control (learner-controlled vs. not-lear... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Enciso Bernal, Ana Maria (Author) / Nelson, Brian C. (Advisor) / Savenye, Wilhelmina (Committee member) / Atkinson, Robert K. (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational technology / Instructional design / ESL/EFL / Foreign language learning / Instructional Design/Development / Instructional Technology / Multimedia learning
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Technology 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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