Multimedia Learning Theory

Mayer and Moreno’s Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (CTML)

Mayer feels our perception is influenced by our ability to capture the sensual stimuli through various sensory channels. For example, we SEE images, and HEAR sounds.

Since our sensory memory has limited capacity in loading information, it is good to break the information into chunks and limit the amount of chunk entering various sensory channels. He believes that learning would be enhance when the multimedia presentation is done with careful planning and design.

He had described the principles of effective multimedia learning as the following:

Kan, Sumitra Fong Kuen. (2014). Mayer & Moreno’s Multimedia Learning Theory made simple!

Discussion

Well, what have you learned from this theory?

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