Publication
Title
It is not only about the depth of processing : what if eye am not interested in the text?
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Abstract
This study aims at extending current research on how the interaction between cognitive processing and topic interest shapes the online learning process of students when learning from expository texts. We used eye tracking to monitor the reading and learning behaviour of 31 students in higher education. In addition, we used self-report questionnaires to map students' general disposition towards deep and surface processing and their topic interest. Cued retrospective think-alouds were conducted to capture students' levels of processing during learning from text. We examined the interaction between levels of processing and topic interest on eye movement measures. Results indicate that high-interested students who use more deep processing reread key sentences longer than detailed sentences and thus process these sentences more deeply. This study advances present knowledge in the field by focusing on the online learning process and stresses the importance of giving students learning contents that spark their interest.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Learning and instruction / EARLI. - Oxford, 1991, currens
Publication
Oxford : 2018
ISSN
0959-4752 [print]
1873-3263 [online]
Volume/pages
58(2018), p. 284-294
ISI
000447479800027
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
How students learn: answers from a neuro-educational research perspective.
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 28.08.2018
Last edited 15.07.2021
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