ALTY, J.L., 2002. Dual coding theory and computer education: some media experiments to examine the effects of different media on learning. IN: P. Barker and S. Rebelsky (eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications 2002, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, pp. 42-47.
Dual Coding Theory has quite specific predictions about how information in different media
is stored, manipulated and recalled. Different combinations of media are expected to have significant
effects upon the recall and retention of information. This obviously may have important consequences
in the design of computer-based programmes. The paper describes an experimental approach which
has been developed using the Statistical domain in which the presentation media have been varied
(Text only, Text and Diagrams and Diagrams with Voice-over). The results are compared with Dual
Coding theory predictions and the effects of Student Learning Style explored.