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Learning Effectively with Multimedia

August 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM


Facilitator: Maristela Petrovic-Dzerdz (EDC)

When words and pictures are presented to learners via multimedia content, for example in presentation slides or educational videos, they need to be dynamically processed in the learners’ brains, the ultimate “learning technology,” in order to construct new knowledge.

In this workshop, we’ll introduce the basics of the cognitive theory of multimedia learning (CTML) which incorporates concepts from both the science of learning and the science of instruction, and discuss research-based principles derived from it. You will engage in several short brain exercises as we discuss the difference between rote and meaningful learning, and what happens when visual and verbal information is not “in sync.”

We will critically analyze examples of learning material that combine words and pictures and suggest improvements based on the examined principles. You will leave this session with practical skills that will inspire you to rethink how to effectively use multimedia in your teaching for the benefit of your learners.

At the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Explain the basic premises of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and the impact of theory on multimedia instruction
  • Critically analyze examples of instructional scenarios that utilize multimedia, and suggest improvements based on evidence-based principles.

This is part of Course Design Fundamentals, offered by TLS. Participants who complete five workshops and a guided reflection of the experience will receive a letter of completion to include in their teaching dossier. 

Space is limited. Please register in advance by filling out the form below.