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The effect of presenting modalities and learning experience on the mental representation of spatial knowledge

[Speaker] Li, Jing:1
[Co-author] Ding, Yuan:1
1:Nanjing Normal University, China (China (People's Republic of China))

Electronic maps were applied to investigate the effect of map presenting modalities and people's learning experience on the mental representation of spatial knowledge. Each experimental session included a learning phase and a testing phase. In the learning phase, subjects were asked to study a campus environment from a map. Half of them studied a static presenting-modality map while the other half studied a dynamic map. In the testing phase, subjects were asked to perform four tasks, two about the survey knowledge and the other two about the route knowledge acquired from the map. The same session was repeated for three times.
The results showed firstly that in the survey-knowledge tasks, the performance of static presenting-modality map learner was better than that of dynamic map. Secondly, the performance of four tasks was all improved across sessions for both the static and dynamic map learners because of the increase of learning experience.
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