Cognitive load in reading a foreign language text with multimedia aids and the influence of verbal and spatial abilities

@article{Plass2003CognitiveLI,
  title={Cognitive load in reading a foreign language text with multimedia aids and the influence of verbal and spatial abilities},
  author={Jan L. Plass and Dorothy M. Chun and Richard E. Mayer and Detlev Leutner},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={19},
  pages={221-243}
}
When do multiple representations of information in second-language learning help and when do they hinder learning? English-speaking college students (N=152), enrolled in a second-year German course, read a 762-word German story presented by a multimedia computer program. Students received no annotations, verbal annotations, visual annotations, or both for 35 key words in the story. Recall of word translations was worse for low-verbal and lowspatial ability students than for high-verbal and high… CONTINUE READING

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