The effects of the number of links and navigation support on cognitive load and learning with hypertext: The mediating role of reading order

@article{Madrid2009TheEO,
  title={The effects of the number of links and navigation support on cognitive load and learning with hypertext: The mediating role of reading order},
  author={R. Ignacio Madrid and Herre van Oostendorp and Mari Carmen Puerta Melguizo},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2009},
  volume={25},
  pages={66-75}
}
Problems in learning with hypertext systems have been claimed to be caused by high levels of disorientation and cognitive load. This was recognized by DeStefano and LeFevre [DeStefano, D., & LeFevre, J. -A., (2007). Cognitive load in hypertext reading: A review. Computers in Human Behavior, 23(3), 1616–1641.] who predicted an increase of cognitive load and impairment of learning for hypertexts with a higher number of links per page. From a practical perspective, several navigation support… CONTINUE READING
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