Share Paper: So much to learn, so little time: The study of time-critical multitasking behaviors in a multimedia environment

  1. Lin Lin, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Jennifer Lee, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Tip Robertson, University of North Texas, United States
Friday, March 7 9:45 AM-10:05 AM Capri 110

Abstract: This study incorporates both quantitative and qualitative methods to examine learners’ time-critical multitasking behaviors in a multimedia learning environment. The following questions are investigated: 1) What kinds of multitasking behaviors do learners exhibit when they try to learn a particular skill within a limited period of time with the goal to teach the skill? 2) How do learners search for, access, and discriminate the information that they need in a time-critical situation? 3) How do learners manipulate the information and construct their newly acquired knowledge for demonstration and teaching purposes in a time-critical situation? 4) How much scaffolding is necessary ...