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Multimedia learning (Third edition)

The third edition of Richard Mayer’s ‘Multimedia Learning’ book. This edition covers the increase in the multimedia research base, adds three additonal principles for using multimedia and a greater focus on understanding the cognitive and motivational processes during learning that support meaningful learning. Multimedia

Advances in Cognitive Load Theory

As Cognitive Load Theory developed, it has been used to generate a large number of instructional effects by reducing element interactivity, primarily associated with extraneous cognitive load. This book provides a summary of theoretical developments over recent years and the empirical consequences of that development. Cognitive Load Theory

Emotional design theory of learning with digital media

Plass and Kaplan’s proposed the Emotional design theory of learning with digital media to consider the impact of affect on learning. They argue that the emotional design of multimedia learning material can induce positive emotions in learners that in turn facilitate comprehension and transfer. Multimedia

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

Colvin-Clark and Mayer’s seminal book ‘e-Learning and the Science of Instruction’ exemplifies the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning theory and provides research-based guidelines on how best to present content with text, graphics, and audio as well as the conditions under which those guidelines are most effective. Multimedia

Online Collaborative Learning theory

Linda Harasim’s Online collaborative learning (OCL) theory, is a form of constructivist teaching that takes the form of instructor-led group learning online. In OCL, students are encouraged to collaboratively solve problems through discourse instead of memorizing correct answers. The teacher plays a crucial role as a facilitator as well as..Read More