Learning with the Simpleshow

  • Dirk Ifenthaler


The technological possibilities for designing learning environments are doubtlessly great, but the pedagogically significant question as to how learning can be supported effectively is sometimes left out of the picture. This project investigates an innovative video format called ‘simpleshow’ that explains a complex phenomenon in question in an authentic and creative way. A total of 213 students took part in a school study. Results show that students are highly motivated in using the simpleshow. Additionally, a significant increase of declarative knowledge after its implementation in a teaching unit was found. It is concluded that the simpleshow provides a good alternative for a creative kick-off or for a summary of a teaching unit.


Advance organizer Simpleshow Video K-12 



The technology for this project was provided by the Maria GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany (


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deakin UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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