Chapter 9. Learning from Educational Media

  1. Dr Sandra L. Calvert doctorate Chair Professor Director fellow2 and
  2. Barbara J. Wilson Head research consultant3
  1. Heather L. Kirkorian PhD post-doctoral fellow and
  2. Professor Daniel R. Anderson PhD Professor

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch9

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development

How to Cite

Kirkorian, H. L. and Anderson, D. R. (2008) Learning from Educational Media, in The Handbook of Children, Media, and Development (eds S. L. Calvert and B. J. Wilson), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302752.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Georgetown University, USA

  2. 3

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405144179

Online ISBN: 9781444302752



  • educational media;
  • media platforms - communicating educational content;
  • developmental considerations;
  • educational content - television, interactive screen media;
  • media use and academic achievement - relationships;
  • socioeconomic status (SES);
  • future research directions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Defining Educational Media

  • Media Platforms for Communicating Educational Content

  • Theories that Inform the Design of Educational Media

  • Developmental Considerations

  • Impact of Educational Content

  • Relationships between Media Use and Academic Achievement

  • Moderators of the Effectiveness of Educational Media

  • Transfer of Learning

  • Future Research Directions

  • Conclusion

  • References