Brown Bag: The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning as Critical Framework for Humanized Verbal Instructional Messages

Sara Bechtold

Friday, October 28 at 1pm, ILC Room 136

Multimedia, and in particular the careful manipulation of text, audible speech, and images is the present day reality, and future of computer based learning design and research.  Digital natives, or younger learners do not respond differently when they hear a computerized voice as opposed to a human voice, but they do respond to embedded cues such as vocal inflection, tone, and pause.  Arguably, learners can experience an equivalent or perhaps superior level of knowledge processing and retention in place of a face-to-face environment after experiencing a social event that occurs as a result of well-designed instructional modules.

Sara will present on her topic and lead a discussion.

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