E-Learning and the Science of Instruction

E-Learning and the Science of Instruction cover

Clark, R., and Mayer, R. (2008) E-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven guidelines for consumers and designers of multimedia learning, USA, John Wiley & Sons.

This book discusses design principles that research has proven will improve e-learning programs.

My reading notes

Ch. 1: e-Learning: Promise and pitfalls

Ch. 2: How do people learn from e-courses

Ch. 3: Applying the multimedia principle: Use words and graphics rather than words alone

Ch. 4: Applying the contiguity principle: Align words to corresponding graphics

Ch. 5: Applying the modality principle: Present words as audio narration, rather than on-screen text

Ch. 6: Applying the redundancy principle: Explain visuals with words in audio or text: Not both

Ch. 7: Applying the coherence principle: Adding interesting material can hurt learning

Ch. 8: Applying the personalization principle: Use conversational style and virtual coaches

Ch. 9: Applying the segmenting and pre-training principles: Managing complexity by breaking a lesson into parts

Ch. 10: Leveraging examples in e-learning

Ch. 11: Does practice make perfect?

Ch. 12: Learning together virtually

Ch. 13: Who’s in control? Guidelines for e-learning navigation

Ch. 14: E-learning to build thinking skills

Ch. 15: Simulations and games in e-learning

Ch. 16: Applying the guidelines

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