Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556151
Title:
Multimedia in E-Learning
Author:
Mast, Kimberly
Affiliation:
UA South Educational Technology; University of Arizona, School of Art
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Issue Date:
May-2015
Description:
Multimedia in E-Learnign and Cognitive Overload
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556151
Abstract:
Multimedia has infused itself into all aspects of education be it online, distance or in the face-to-face classroom. Its presence has become ubiquitous in education and yet has it really benefitted students to the degree it could? This paper utilizes a review of the literature to define the role of multimedia in e-learning then looks at how multimedia fits into basic pedagogy, learning theory and learning styles. An examination of how multimedia optimally could be incorporated into the curriculum is also conducted. Finally a look at cognitive overload is undertaken to determine if there is such as thing as too much of a good thing; can instructors end up confusing students with poorly designed multimedia presentations? There are many tools to use to present multimedia lessons however, this does not mean they all need to be used in a single lesson, and selecting the right multimedia tool, and content is imperative to ensure learning goals are met. Careful selection and attention to instructional design remains the key determinant in successful learning models and the incorporation of multimedia should be used with basic instructional pedagogy in mind.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
Cognitive Overload; Multimedia; E-Learning Course Production Models; e-learning

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dc.contributor.authorMast, Kimberlyen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-02T19:07:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-02T19:07:43Zen
dc.date.issued2015-05en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/556151en
dc.descriptionMultimedia in E-Learnign and Cognitive Overloaden
dc.description.abstractMultimedia has infused itself into all aspects of education be it online, distance or in the face-to-face classroom. Its presence has become ubiquitous in education and yet has it really benefitted students to the degree it could? This paper utilizes a review of the literature to define the role of multimedia in e-learning then looks at how multimedia fits into basic pedagogy, learning theory and learning styles. An examination of how multimedia optimally could be incorporated into the curriculum is also conducted. Finally a look at cognitive overload is undertaken to determine if there is such as thing as too much of a good thing; can instructors end up confusing students with poorly designed multimedia presentations? There are many tools to use to present multimedia lessons however, this does not mean they all need to be used in a single lesson, and selecting the right multimedia tool, and content is imperative to ensure learning goals are met. Careful selection and attention to instructional design remains the key determinant in successful learning models and the incorporation of multimedia should be used with basic instructional pedagogy in mind.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectCognitive Overloaden
dc.subjectMultimediaen
dc.subjectE-Learning Course Production Modelsen
dc.subjecte-learningen
dc.titleMultimedia in E-Learningen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUA South Educational Technologyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Arizona, School of Arten
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