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

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 13, 2011 - Business & Economics - 528 pages
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Praise for The Third Edition of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction

"If you design online learning, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction is a 'must read.' Unlike all the pontificating and conjecture that's been published about elearning, this important work details the evidence-based findings that provide practical guidelines for effective online instructional design. For me, this book is the 'bible' of our profession."
Peter Orton, Ph.D., IBM Center for Advanced Learning

"The partnership between Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer in writing successive editions of e-Learning and the Science of Instruction has provided us with one of the most important collaborations in our discipline. Their ability to communicate complex concepts in clear, indeed sparkling prose is unrivalled. In e-Learning and the Science of Instruction, we have a book for everyone including students, professional instructional designers and researchers."
John Sweller, professor, School of Education, University of New South Wales

"For the experienced instructional designer, having this supportive research provides the rationale needed to obtain consensus from a training development team."
David L. Bennett, senior training program developer, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding

"Graduate students, undergraduate students, or employees responsible for designing and developing educational software will benefit from e-Learning and the Science of Instruction. It opens your eyes to interesting ideas that you have never thought of when designing an e-course."
Thair Hamtini, chairman of the computer information systems department, The University of Jordan

 

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Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer bring peer-reviewed research and a clean writing style to this well organized introduction to e-learning principles and practices. They make connections to earlier ... Read full review

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Contents

Promise and Pitfalls
7
How Do People Learn from eCourses?
29
3
49
4
67
Some Ways to Use Graphics to Promote Learning
74
The Multimedia Principle Works Best for Novices
83
5
91
Present Words as Audio
115
Use Effective OnScreen Coaches
191
Make the Author Visible to Promote
197
Managing
205
11
223
Learning Together Virtually
279
Whos in Control? Guidelines for eLearning Navigation
309
eLearning to Build Thinking Skills
339
Simulations and Games in eLearning
369

Psychological Reasons for the Modality Principle
121
When the Modality Principle Applies
128
Do Not Add OnScreen Text to Narrated
135
Consider Adding OnScreen Text
141
Adding Material
151
Psychological Reasons to Avoid Extraneous Words
168
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179
Evidence for Using Conversational Style
185
Applying the Guidelines
401
References
425
Glossary
453
List of Tables and Figures
475
Name Index
487
Subject Index
493
About the Authors
501
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About the author (2011)

Ruth Colvin Clark has worked for more than thirty 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, as well as the author of Multimedia Learning and the editor of the Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

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