e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 20, 2011 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
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In this thoroughly revised edition of the bestselling e-Learning and the Science of Instruction authors Ruth Colvin Clark and Richard E. Mayer— internationally-recognized experts in the field of e-learning—offer essential information and guidelines for selecting, designing, and developing asynchronous and synchronous e-learning courses that build knowledge and skills for workers learning in corporate, government, and academic settings. In addition to updating research in all chapters, two new chapters and a CD with multimedia examples are included.
  

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Review: E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning [With CDROM]

User Review  - Gabrielle - Goodreads

Helpful, research-based information on the most effective ways to design e-learning courses. Could have been condensed to be more effective. A little too wordy in some parts. Read full review

Review: E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning [With CDROM]

User Review  - Khalid Almoghrabi - Goodreads

a light book on designing e-learning courses with rich principles and research studies although it might be half the size in regards to the material covered. Read full review

Contents

Promise and Pitfalls
7
How Do People Learn from eCourses
31
Use Words and Graphics
53
Some Ways to Use Graphics to Promote Learning
60
Evidence for Using Words and Pictures
66
What We Dont Know About Visuals
72
Present Words as Audio
99
Psychological Reasons for the Modality Principle
105
Make the Author Visible to Promote
173
Psychological Reasons for the Segmenting Principle
189
Leveraging Examples in eLearning
201
Does Practice Make Perfect?
231
Learning Together Virtually
257
Whos in Control? Guidelines for eLearning
289
eLearning to Build Thinking Skills
317
Simulations and Games in eLearning
345

When the Modality Principle Applies
112
Do Not Add OnScreen Text to Narrated
119
Consider Adding OnScreen Text
125
Adding Interesting Material
133
Evidence for Omitting Extraneous Words Added to Expand
149
Use Conversational
157
Evidence for Using Conversational Style
163
Applying the Guidelines
381
References
405
Glossary
427
List of Tables and Figures
445
Name Index
455
About the Authors
473

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About the author (2011)

Ruth Colvin Clark has worked for more than twenty-five years with instructional professionals assigned to design, develop, and select effective training for classroom or computer delivery. She is widely published in the areas of training, development, and performance improvement.

Richard E. Mayer is professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is an internationally-recognized expert in the application of learning psychology to design of instruction in multimedia learning environments and the author of Multimedia Learning and is the editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

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