e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning
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 learners 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.
Based on scientific theory of how people learn and the results from over twenty-five years of research on multimedia learning, this new edition includes guidelines on a range of e-learning issues including the best use of text, visuals, and audio; the optimal amount and type of practice interactions; the best use of communication tools such as chat and discussion boards for collaborative learning; lesson design techniques to build problem-solving skills; what we have learned about the use of games and simulations; and how to best use virtual coaches to improve learning.
This new edition is a comprehensive resource that contains vital information for anyone serious about getting multimedia learning right. It provides design principles to increase learning while debunking many popular theories about good design and includes:
Each chapter includes examples drawn from Internet and from CD-ROM courseware and checklists of what to look for in e-learning courses you are reviewing or designing.
Written for e-learning consumers and designers, both novice and seasoned alike, this essential resource shows how to apply a range of research-based multimedia learning principles to the selection and design of effective e-learning courseware.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning [With CDROM]User Review - CrispyHalo - Goodreads
Compared to other books on this subject I found this very easy to read. It's very practical and straightforward, offering tangible tips and realistic scenarios. Read full review
Review: E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning [With CDROM]User Review - Peter Edwards - Goodreads
The third edition (2011) is a must-have reference for e-learning design. It is a classic that has been updated and presents clear advice with evidence. Read full review
Promise and Pitfalls
How Do People Learn from eCourses
Use Words and Graphics
Some Ways to Use Graphics to Promote Learning
Evidence for Using Words and Pictures
What We Dont Know About Visuals
Present Words as Audio
Psychological Reasons for the Modality Principle
Make the Author Visible to Promote
Psychological Reasons for the Segmenting Principle
Leveraging Examples in eLearning
Does Practice Make Perfect?
Learning Together Virtually
Whos in Control? Guidelines for eLearning
eLearning to Build Thinking Skills
Simulations and Games in eLearning
When the Modality Principle Applies
Do Not Add OnScreen Text to Narrated
Consider Adding OnScreen Text
Adding Interesting Material
Evidence for Omitting Extraneous Words Added to Expand
Evidence for Using Conversational Style
Applying the Guidelines
List of Tables and Figures
About the Authors