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Achievement effects of embedded multimedia in a Success for All reading program

Chambers, B., Cheung, Al.C.K., Madden, N.A., Slavin, R.E. and Gifford, R. (2006) Achievement effects of embedded multimedia in a Success for All reading program. Journal of Educational Psychology, 98 ( 1). pp. 232-237. ISSN 0022-0663

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Embedded multimedia refers to teaching methods that embed video content within teachers' lessons. The research of Mayer and others has suggested that multimedia instruction can enhance learning by using the capacity of both visual and verbal memory systems. The present study is an evaluation of embedded multimedia in a year-long randomized clinical trial comparing 1st graders who learned beginning reading through the Success for All program either with or without embedded, brief video components. A study involving 394 first graders in 10 high-poverty schools found significant positive effects on the Word Attack scale, controlling for pretests, in hierarchical linear modeling analyses, with school as the unit of analysis. The results provide partial support for the utility of embedded multimedia as a component of beginning reading instruction.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Institute for Effective Education (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2009 15:30
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2009 15:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-0663.98.1.232
Status: Published
Publisher: Apa American Psychological Association
Identification Number: 10.1037/0022-0663.98.1.232
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6625

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