Understanding how students learn from an iPad, iPod or smartphone provides valuable insight into how mobile users interact with mobile information. This research, in the International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, tested an emerging model for mobile learning. Continue reading
Eye tracking research – especially in advertising – often assumes that viewing content longer will mean better recall of that content. This published study tested how complex content affects both viewing time and comprehension. Continue reading
This study in Science Communication, tested two combinations of text and links (links to web sites versus links to explanations). For complex news about health and science, explanatory text with links that DON’T take users to other web sites significantly enhanced user interest and comprehension of information.
Initial reports downplayed the threat of radiation from a damaged nuclear power plant in Japan. An increasingly dangerous nuclear crisis produced explanations of the risks. How were info graphics used online to explain the complexity? We reviewed infographics used on Washington Post.com and CNN.com.