Week 3 – Unit 1



Extraneous Details

Mayer, R., Griffith, E.,  Jurkowitz, I. and Rothman, D (2008). Increased interestingness of extraneous details in a multimedia science presentation leads to decreased learning, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 14, 329-339.


Test-Enhanced Learning

Roedinger, H. and Karpicke, J. (2006). Test-Enhanced Learning; Taking Memory Tests Improves Long-Term Retention, Psychological Science, 17, 249-255.



Answer the following questions. Create two separate blog posts, one for each reading on Blackboard by 11:59 p.m. 6/10.

1. What did you learn from this paper?

2. What are you confused about from this paper?

3. What questions did this paper bring to mind, what did it make you wonder about?

Directions: Use Blackboard Blogs for this.  Under Course Tools you will see “Blog”.  Choose Blog and then click the entry labeled “Week 3”.  You will see blogs that have been posted. At the top in the grey bar, click “Create Blog Entry” for each post.



Comment on Blackboard on each of your group member’s answers to the above three questions for each article by 11:59 p.m. 6/13


Directions: At the bottom right, below each person’s entry, there is a comment button.


Annotated Bibliography

Write paragraph(s) for each article and add to your personal annotated bibliography.