Humor me: A call for research

  • James L. Teslow


A review of the literature indicates that the introduction of humor as an instructional strategy in computer-based instruction (CBI) has not been studied as much as the effects of humor use in the classroom and other media. In this article humor theories are summarized, examples of humor research are provided, and perspectives on the relationships between humor, affect, motivation, information processing, and learner characteristics are discussed. Also, general guidelines for incorporating humor in CBI are suggested, and a research agenda is proposed that would support more definitive prescriptions for humor applications that reflect the affordances of modern instructional technology.


Information Processing Educational Technology Research Agenda Instructional Strategy General Guideline 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James L. Teslow
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  1. 1.the University of Colorado at DenverUSA

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