Journal of
Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics
 



ISSN: 1690-4524 (Online)


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William Lesso (1931-2015)

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Cross Cultural Seminar Inspires Multidisciplinary Learning: From Biomedical Engineering to Gerontechnology
Shigehiro Hashimoto
(pages: 1-7)

Generation Z Students: Will They Change Our Computer Science and IT Classrooms?
Lila Rajabion
(pages: 8-12)

Networking Research, Policy and Practice: Designing a District Technology Plan through Collaborative Professionalism
Lorayne Robertson, Laurie Corrigan
(pages: 13-19)

How “Publish or Perish” Can Become “Publish and Perish” in the Age of Objective Assessment of Scientific Quality
Erzsebet Dani
(pages: 20-25)

Stellar Transformer Concepts: Solar Induction Driver of Natural Disasters Forecasting with Geophysical Intelligence
Bruce Leybourne
(pages: 26-37)

Applying Individualized Symbolic Mental Structures with Four Intellectual Utilities for Implementing Cognitive Learning in Two Different Level-Physics Courses
Matthew E. Edwards
(pages: 38-42)

The Influence of TICs for the Development of SMEs (Case of Aguascalientes Mexico)
Jesús Vivanco
(pages: 43-46)

Reductionism in Everyday Life, Technology, and Science - An Exploration of What is Concealed and Revealed in Practice
Paul D. Nugent
(pages: 47-51)

The Notion of Global Data Fusion and its Application to Cyber Security
Mario Lamanna
(pages: 52-57)

Real World Experience: Developing Novel Sensors - An Interdisciplinary Approach
Suzanne K. Lunsford, Lei Zhai, William Slattery
(pages: 58-62)

On-Line E-Portfolios in Higher Education - A Multidisciplinary Approach
Suzanne K. Lunsford, William Slattery
(pages: 63-67)

The Benefits of Peer Feedback in an Online Environment
Nanda van der Stap, Risa Blair
(pages: 68-71)

A New Approach to Training and Software: Good Instruction vs. Good Software
Russell Jay Hendel
(pages: 72-79)


 

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Multi-Sensory Cognitive Learning as Facilitated in a Multimedia Tutorial for Item Response Theory

Chong Ho Yu, Samuel DiGangi, Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Victoria Stay, Wen-juo Lo, Zeynep Kilic


The objective of this paper is to introduce an application of multi-sensory cognitive learning theory into the development of a multimedia tutorial for Item Response Theory. The cognitive multimedia theory suggests that the visual and auditory material should be presented simultaneously to reinforce the retention of learned materials. A computer-assisted module is carefully designed based upon the preceding theory and also an experiment was conducted to examine the effect of audio types (human audio, computer audio, and no audio) on learner performance measured by an objective test. It was found that while there is no significant performance gap between the human audio and the no audio group, the two groups substantively outperform the computer audio group. A plausible explanation is that un-natural audio requires additional cognitive power to process the information and thus this distraction affects the performance.

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