Learning from text and graphs: The role of annotations and sensory modality

2008-08-31
Statistical graphs are important means for communication as well as for visual analysis of data in science and scientific education. In this paper we focus on graphs co-presented with verbal material in visual and auditory sensory modality. In particular we study the role of annotation use by investigating the learning outcomes (i.e., visual and verbal recall and transfer) as well as eye movement characteristics in the use of text-graph documents. Results of the experimental study favoured the use of annotated graphs with accompanying narrative verbal material over other constellations. Additionally, other parameters, which could affect learning, are proposed for future research.

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C. Acartürk and K. Çağıltay, “Learning from text and graphs: The role of annotations and sensory modality ,” presented at the EARLI Special Interest Group Text and Graphics. Exploiting the Opportunities Learning with Textual, Graphical and Multimodal Representations (2008), Tilburg, Hollanda, 2008, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/74084.