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.
I have nothing but anecdotal evidence and my own pedagogical practices that support your premise, but.................... I sure want to see the results of your study once it is completed! I suspect the data will support our position, but I would want to know either way!
I do know that there is considerable evidence that simplified navigation does benefit students, and is an UDL best practice. Can that be extrapolated to include navigation to and from external websites? I think so, but I am going to search and see what I learn, and I will share it with you.
Here's a start, and I know it is simply examining course navigation, but the principles are the same: Improving Course Navigation, Diane Finley, Prince George's Community College.
Hi @debra_mansperge ,
It isn't much, but I did come across something small in an article I used for our Universal Design guide.
Reyna, Jorge. (2013). The importance of visual design and aesthetics in e-learning. Training & Development Magazine. Vol 40.
On page 30, under "Presenting information effectively".
If I see anything else, I'll let you know.