These four studies, in the International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, were among the first to test an emerging model for mobile learning. Students in two introductory journalism courses, open to all majors, used either a tablet (iPad2) or a smaller smartphone or iPod to complete assignments. Continue reading
Much eye tracking studies assume that the longer you look at (or attend to) content, the more you will remember, but no previous research probed this relationship. This published study responds. Continue reading
Links appear on every web page. Our study, published in Science Communication, shows that non-expert audiences engage with and understand complex news when explanatory text and links that further explain that text (not just links to other websites).
Analyses of CNN and Washington Post Graphics About A Crisis Found Some Explanations Better Than Others
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.