Embedding vs Hyperlinking Research

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I am thinking about leading a seminar entitled "Keeping Students in Canvas."  I want to demonstrate ways to embed content into Canvas pages rather than linking to it.  I think it keeps students more on task, but I don't have any evidence for this.  Do you know of any papers or articles where the authors discuss embedding vs hyperlinking content?  I did a quick google scholar search but didn't find much - and I'm not even sure if I'm using the right search terms.

Please let me know if you have any evidence (aside from anecdotal, of course) why embedding content - or keeping it in one system is better than making students click on a link.  I guess I should ask for any data that doesn't show a difference, too.

I'd also like to know if you would be interested in such a presentation or if you think others might be.