Title page for ETD etd-71798-173628


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Whisonant, Robert Dowling
Author's Email Address rwhisona@vt.edu
URN etd-71798-173628
Title The Effects of Humor on Cognitive Learning in a Computer-Based Environment
Degree PhD
Department Curriculum and Instruction
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Burton, John K. Committee Chair
Holmes, Glen A. Committee Member
Jones, Franklin Committee Member
Magliaro, Susan G. Committee Member
Moore, David Michael Committee Member
Keywords
  • humor
  • instructional technology
  • CBI
  • comic strips
  • cartoons
Date of Defense 1998-06-02
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Previous studies on humor in education have focused on the use of humor embedded in the presentation of content material. Some research, however, suggests that humor is an effective tool for increasing divergent thinking and information acquisition if the humor is given prior to the presentation of content material. This study used an experimental design to test if humor given prior to content presentation was more effective in helping students understand and remember information and enjoy the presentation than a control group treatment. Statistical tests did not support either hypothesis.
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