Mattias Steinke

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Increasingly, videos and 3D animations get integrated into learning software. The development of high quality content is demanding in regard to technical expertise and financial resources. Such an effort should be justified by an enhanced benefit for the target groups. The question arises if different learner characteristics influence the motivation to use(More)
Cognitive styles play an important determining role regarding navigational preferences when learning with hypermedia systems. A characteristic of modern software products is the integration of complex 3D animations and professional video material. They belong to the most expensive components of multimedia applications. How intensive are these components(More)
Two CD-ROMs from a series dealing with various major aspects of cell biology are evaluated in this paper using quantitative and qualitative approaches. The findings delimit similarities and differences of the two CD-ROMs and shed light on how the programs could be used in the learning process and how they should not be. The overall impression, as well as(More)
In order to understand and enhance the value of new media in education it is necessary to develop criteria for the evaluation of the effectiveness of learning with hypermedia environments. From the point of view of a multimedia producer it is an important goal to support the process of learning and maximize the learning outcome by a proper design of the(More)
The present study investigated the instructional value of signals for learning while comparing two animations that differed solely in the presence / absence of visual signals. Signals consisted of highlighted elements and visualization of technical terms. Both animations were implemented within complex and professional hypermedia e-learning software on cell(More)
The creation of computer animations is relatively costly and time consuming. However, their educational power is high if designed properly. It is therefore of increasing importance to establish animations with optimal instructional design properties. Commercial e-learning tools show an enhanced tendency to incorporate 3D-animations although their production(More)
Software programs are widespreadly used in education which is undoubtedly a result of the rapid development of hard-and software. This technological development enables software developers to create hypermedia environments. Hypermedia offers a great potential as a framework for modern e-learning tools as it allows the incorporation of constructivistic(More)
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