Multimedia Principles of E-Learning

Course Description: How do you ensure that you are able to design effective instructional activities? Richard Mayer developed 6 powerful principles of multimedia learning that, if followed, will help you develop effective learning experiences for your learners. In this course, you will learn about the principles, why they work, and how to apply them in your own work. After completing this course, you will be able to use multimedia principles in designing effective, engaging digital learning experiences whether it is a video, presentation, or a fully online course.

Targeted Audience: Instructional designers, managers, and executives

Upon completing the course you will be able to:

  • Describe each multimedia principle
  • Apply the multimedia principles in an e-learning design context

You will learn to:

  • Describe the following principles:
    • Multimedia principle
    • Contiguity principle
    • Modality principle
    • Redundancy principle
    • Coherence principle
    • Personalization principles
  • Describe how CTA can be used to improve the application of each of the principles
  • Recognize when any of the principles are violated

Duration: two weeks, approximately 6 hours/week

Prerequisite: None