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Jan Plass

Paulette Goddard Prof Of Digital Media & Learning Sciences

    19942019

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    Research Output

    2019

    Activating adolescents’ “hot” executive functions in a digital game to train cognitive skills: The effects of age and prior abilities

    Homer, B. D., Plass, J. L., Rose, M. C., MacNamara, A. P., Pawar, S. & Ober, T. M., Jan 1 2019, In : Cognitive Development. 49, p. 20-32 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Distinguishing Direct and Indirect Effects of Executive Functions on Reading Comprehension in Adolescents

    Ober, T. M., Brooks, P. J., Plass, J. L. & Homer, B. D., Aug 18 2019, In : Reading Psychology. 40, 6, p. 551-581 31 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Emotional design for digital games for learning: The effect of expression, color, shape, and dimensionality on the affective quality of game characters

    Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D., MacNamara, A., Ober, T., Rose, M. C., Pawar, S., Hovey, C. M. & Olsen, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Learning and Instruction.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Four Ways of Considering Emotion in Cognitive Load Theory

    Plass, J. L. & Kalyuga, S., Jun 15 2019, In : Educational Psychology Review. 31, 2, p. 339-359 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Speed Versus Accuracy: Implications of Adolescents' Neurocognitive Developments in a Digital Game to Train Executive Functions

    Homer, B. D., Ober, T. M., Rose, M. C., MacNamara, A., Mayer, R. E. & Plass, J. L., Feb 1 2019, In : Mind, Brain, and Education. 13, 1, p. 41-52 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    The effect of adaptive difficulty adjustment on the effectiveness of a game to develop executive function skills for learners of different ages

    Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D., Pawar, S., Brenner, C. & MacNamara, A. P., Jan 1 2019, In : Cognitive Development. 49, p. 56-67 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2018

    Connecting theory and design through research: Cognitive skills training games

    Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D., Pawar, S. & Tam, F., 2018, Serious Games - 4th Joint International Conference, JCSG 2018, Proceedings. Oliveira, M., Baalsrud Hauge, J., Göbel, S., Garcia-Agundez, A., Tregel, T., Caserman, P., Marsh, T. & Ma, M. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 145-158 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11243 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Digital game-based education for Syrian refugee children: Project Hope

    Sirin, S., Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D., Vatanartiran, S. & Tsai, T., Jan 2 2018, In : Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies. 13, 1, p. 7-18 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Improving high school students' executive functions through digital game play

    Homer, B. D., Plass, J. L., Raffaele, C., Ober, T. M. & Ali, A., Feb 2018, In : Computers and Education. 117, p. 50-58 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Visualizing log-file data from a game using timed word trees

    Ribeiro, P. C., Biles, M. L., Lang, C., Silva, C. & Plass, J. L., 2018, In : Information Visualization. 17, 3, p. 183-195 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2017

    Cognitive load as a local characteristic of cognitive processes: Implications for measurement approaches

    Kalyuga, S. & Plass, J. L., Jan 1 2017, Cognitive Load Measurement and Application: A Theoretical Framework for Meaningful Research and Practice. Taylor and Francis, p. 59-74 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Learning executive function skills by playing focused video games

    Parong, J., Mayer, R. E., Fiorella, L., MacNamara, A., Homer, B. D. & Plass, J. L., Oct 1 2017, In : Contemporary Educational Psychology. 51, p. 141-151 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2016

    Emotional engagement, social interactions, and the development of an afterschool game design curriculum

    Kwah, H., Milne, C., Tsai, T., Goldman, R. & Plass, J. L., Sep 1 2016, In : Cultural Studies of Science Education. 11, 3, p. 713-740 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Good Badges, Evil Badges: The Impact of Badge Design on Cognitive & Motivational Outcomes

    Plass, J. & Kaplan, U., 2016, Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases. Muilenburg, L. & Zane, B. (eds.). Routledge, Taylor and Francis

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Good badges, evil badges? Impact of badge design on learning from games

    Biles, M. L. & Plass, J. L., Mar 22 2016, Digital Badges in Education: Trends, Issues, and Cases. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 39-52 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Interplay of prior knowledge, self-regulation and motivation in complex multimedia learning environments

    Song, H. S., Kalet, A. L. & Plass, J. L., Feb 1 2016, In : Journal of Computer Assisted Learning. 32, 1, p. 31-50 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Real-time visualization of student activities to support classroom orchestration

    Tissenbaum, M., Matuk, C., Berland, M., Lyons, L., Cocco, F., Linn, M., Plass, J. L., Hajny, N., Olsen, A., Schwendimann, B., Boroujeni, M. S., Slotta, J. D., Vitale, J., Gerard, L. & Dillenbourg, P., 2016, 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings. Looi, C-K., Polman, J. L., Reimann, P. & Cress, U. (eds.). International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS), Vol. 2. p. 1120-1127 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2015

    Emotional design and positive emotions in multimedia learning: An eyetracking study on the use of anthropomorphisms

    Park, B., Knörzer, L., Plass, J. L. & Brünken, R., Aug 2015, In : Computers and Education. 86, p. 30-42 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Foundations of Game-Based Learning

    Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D. & Kinzer, C. K., Oct 2 2015, In : Educational Psychologist. 50, 4, p. 258-283 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Innovating Randomized Effectiveness Trials: The Case of an Adaptive Learning Engine for E-Learning in High Schools

    Homer, B. D. & Plass, J., 2015, E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education. 1 ed. Vol. 2015. p. 1105-1114

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    2014

    Click versus drag: User-performed tasks and the enactment effect in an interactive multimedia environment

    Schwartz, R. N. & Plass, J. L., Apr 2014, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 33, p. 242-255 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Cognitive and affective processes in multimedia learning

    Park, B., Plass, J. L. & Brünken, R., Feb 2014, In : Learning and Instruction. 29, p. 125-127 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Emotional design in multimedia learning: Effects of shape and color on affect and learning

    Plass, J. L., Heidig, S., Hayward, E. O., Homer, B. D. & Um, E., Feb 2014, In : Learning and Instruction. 29, p. 128-140 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Learning from multiple representations: An examination of fixation patterns in a science simulation

    Okeefe, P. A., Letourneau, S. M., Homer, B. D., Schwartz, R. N. & Plass, J. L., Jun 2014, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 35, p. 234-242 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Level of interactivity and executive functions as predictors of learning in computer-based chemistry simulations

    Homer, B. D. & Plass, J. L., Jul 2014, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 36, p. 365-375 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Moved to learn: The effects of interactivity in a Kinect-based literacy game for beginning readers

    Homer, B. D., Kinzer, C. K., Plass, J. L., Letourneau, S. M., Hoffman, D., Bromley, M., Hayward, E. O., Turkay, S. & Kornak, Y., May 2014, In : Computers and Education. 74, p. 37-49 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Multimedia learning with simulations and microworlds

    Plass, J. L. & Schwartz, R. N., Jan 1 2014, The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning, Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, p. 729-761 33 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The cognitive impact of interactive design features for learning complex materials in medical education

    Song, H. S., Pusic, M., Nick, M. W., Sarpel, U., Plass, J. L. & Kalet, A. L., 2014, In : Computers and Education. 71, p. 198-205 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2013

    A Game Mechanics Approach to Learning and Assessment in Games for Learning

    Homer, B. D., Plass, J., Kinzer, C. K. & Perlin, K., 2013, Advanced Distributed Learning Newsletter.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    Designing and implementing effective animations and simulations for chemistry learning

    Schwartz, R. N., Milne, C., Homer, B. D. & Plass, J. L., Sep 19 2013, Pedagogic Roles of Animations and Simulations in Chem Courses. American Chemical Society, p. 43-76 34 p. (ACS Symposium Series; vol. 1142).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Factors influencing medical student attrition and their implications in a large multi-center randomized education trial

    Kalet, A., Ellaway, R. H., Song, H. S., Nick, M., Sarpel, U., Hopkins, M. A., Hill, J., Plass, J. L. & Pusic, M. V., Aug 2013, In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 18, 3, p. 439-450 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Metrics in Simulations and Games for Learning

    Plass, J., Homer, B. D., Kinzer, C. K., Chang, Y. K. & al., E., 2013, Game Analytics. Drachen, A., El-Nasr, M. S. & Canossa, A. (eds.). New York: Springer , p. 697-729

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    The impact of individual, competitive, and collaborative mathematics game play on learning, performance, and motivation

    Plass, J. L., O'Keefe, P. A., Homer, B. D., Case, J., Hayward, E. O., Stein, M. & Perlin, K., Nov 2013, In : Journal of Educational Psychology. 105, 4, p. 1050-1066 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    The Points of Viewing Theory for Engaged Learning with Digital Media Environments

    Goldman, R., Black, J., Maxwell, J. W., Plass, J. & Keitges, M. J., 2013, Handbwook of Psychology Volume 7: Educational Psychology. Reynolds, W. M. & Miller, G. E. (eds.). New York: John Wiley and Sons, p. 321–364

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    2012

    Emotional Design in Multimedia Learning

    Um, E. R., Plass, J. L., Hayward, E. O. & Homer, B. D., May 2012, In : Journal of Educational Psychology. 104, 2, p. 485-498 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Gender and player characteristics in video game play of preadolescents

    Homer, B. D., Hayward, E. O., Frye, J. & Plass, J. L., Sep 2012, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 28, 5, p. 1782-1789 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Investigating the effectiveness of computer simulations for chemistry learning

    Plass, J. L., Milne, C., Homer, B. D., Schwartz, R. N., Hayward, E. O., Jordan, T., Verkuilen, J., Ng, F., Wang, Y. & Barrientos, J., Mar 2012, In : Journal of Research in Science Teaching. 49, 3, p. 394-419 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Just enough, but not too much interactivity leads to better clinical skills performance after a computer assisted learning module

    Kalet, A. L., Song, H. S., Sarpel, U., Schwartz, R., Brenner, J., Ark, T. K. & Plass, J., Oct 2012, In : Medical Teacher. 34, 10, p. 833-839 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Optimizing educational video through comparative trials in clinical environments

    Aronson, I. D., Plass, J. L. & Bania, T. C., Jun 2012, In : Educational Technology Research and Development. 60, 3, p. 469-482 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    The effect of learning mechanics design on learning outcomes in a computer-based geometry game

    Plass, J. L., Homer, B. D., Hayward, E. O., Frye, J., Huang, T. T., Biles, M., Stein, M. & Perlin, K., 2012, E-Learning and Games for Training, Education, Health and Sports - 7th International Conference, Edutainment 2012 and 3rd International Conference, GameDays 2012, Proceedings. p. 65-71 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 7516 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Video Games and the Future of Learning

    Plass, J., Biles, M., Frye, J. & Huang, T. T., Apr 2012, Connect: Information Technology.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

    2011

    Assessing medical students' self-regulation as aptitude in computer-based learning

    Song, H. S., Kalet, A. L. & Plass, J. L., Mar 2011, In : Advances in Health Sciences Education. 16, 1, p. 97-107 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Design Factors for Effective Science Simulations: Representation of Information

    Plass, J., Homer, B. D., Milne, C., Jordan, T. & al., E., 2011, Discoveries in Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations: New Interdisciplinary Applications. Ferdig, R. (ed.). Hershey, PA: IGI Global, p. 16-35

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Design guidelines for Classroom Multiplayer Presential Games (CMPG)

    Villalta, M., Gajardo, I., Nussbaum, M., Andreu, J. J., Echeverría, A. & Plass, J. L., Nov 2011, In : Computers and Education. 57, 3, p. 2039-2053 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Preimplementation predictors of website use: Preliminary findings from the SCORE portal pilot study

    Schmitz, C. C., Risucci, D., Plass, J., Jones, A. & Darosa, D. A., Jan 2011, In : American Journal of Surgery. 201, 1, p. 7-15 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    2010

    Cognitive load theory

    Plass, J. L., Moreno, R. & Brünken, R., Jan 1 2010, Cambridge University Press. 275 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Current issues and open questions in cognitive load research

    Brünken, R., Plass, J. L. & Moreno, R., Jan 1 2010, Cognitive Load Theory. Cambridge University Press, p. 253-272 20 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Expertise reversal for iconic representations in science visualizations

    Homer, B. D. & Plass, J. L., 2010, In : Instructional Science. 38, 3, p. 259-276 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Individual differences and cognitive load theory

    Plass, J. L., Kalyuga, S. & Leutner, D., Jan 1 2010, Cognitive Load Theory. Cambridge University Press, p. 65-88 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter