Multimedia Instruction: Lessons from Evaluation of a Theory-based Design
M. Hegarty, J. Quilici, N. H. Narayanan, S. Holmquist, R. Moreno 1999 Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia 8, 119-150

This article discusses three experiments implemented to evaluate hypermedia and multimedia manuals. It was found that unique characteristics of hypermedia do not provide a significant comprehension and reasoning advantage over static text-and-diagram presentations and that people are able to make some inferences about how a machine works from a diagram alone, so accompanying text should focus on providing information that cannot be easily inferred from a diagram.

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Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning