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ERIC Number: EJ850354
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1324-0781
A Critical Discourse in Multimedia Design: A Pedagogical Perspective to Creating Engaging Online Courseware
Kumar, Muthu
E-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology, v7 n2 2004
Development of interactive e-learning courseware has focused largely on the instructional design approach of multimedia applications and has brought about a substantial amount of success in producing engaging multimedia educational resources. In this article I explore how the multimedia instructional strategies and processes can be enhanced by incorporating the principles of cognitive psychology in the design phases. Human cognitive architecture involves both, a limited working memory with visual and auditory channels, and a permanent long-term memory for storing multiple schemas. Understanding and tapping the rich potencies afforded by the human cognitive architecture would result in a more purposeful instructional program embedded in multimedia-mediated learning environments. (Contains 2 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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