Effects of practice with videos for software training

Hans van der Meij, Ilona Rensink, Jan van der Meij

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This study investigated the contribution of practice in learning from Demonstration-Based Training (DBT) videos for software training. An experiment with three conditions is reported: practice followed by video (practice-video), video followed by practice (videopractice), and video only. The combination of practice and video was expected to enhance learning more than the video only condition. Also, practice-after was expected to be more effective than practice-before. The 82 participants, elementary students (mean age 11.2), achieved significant learning gains, reaching moderate to high levels of success on the immediate and delayed post-tests, and the transfer test. No practice effect was found. Also, there was no difference in test performance between practice conditions. The discussion advances several options for enhancing the effectiveness of the DBT-videos.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)439-445
JournalComputers in human behavior
Issue numberSpecial issue
Early online date21 Nov 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018


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