For this week’s Tip, I draw from “The Cognitive Load of PowerPoint: Q&A with Richard E. Mayer,” by Cliff Atkinson.
Richard Mayer refers to his book: Multimedia Learning, in which he describes the following six research-based principles for the design of multimedia instruction:
1. Multimedia principle: people learn better from words and pictures than from words alone.
2. Coherence principle: people learn better when extraneous material is excluded.
3. Contiguity principle: people learn better when corresponding words and pictures are presented at the same time or next to each other on the screen.
4. Modality principle: people learn better from animation with spoken text rather than animation with printed text.
5. Signaling principle: people … Read the rest