Feedback of “Reflection on Multimedia Learning Theory”

Hi Kirsty,

Thank you for sharing your interesting post! I really enjoy reading your summary about multimedia learning theory. As you said, trying to minimize irrelevant content in the teaching process, such as using bold text and bullet points to emphasize important information, or adding relevant pictures can make the knowledge easier for students to understand. In addition, I also believe that AR, VR and AI can be of great help in teaching. These technologies can more intuitively explain those lengthy theoretical knowledge.

On the other hand, I noticed that your reflection is in only one paragraph, which made it a little difficult to grasp your key points during the reading. It would be easier to read if you could add some different colors and types of fonts, or summarize them in bullet points.

Link to Kirsty’s post:

Blog 1 – Learning Objectives

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Frankly speaking, I didn’t know much about multimedia and interactive learning before, but in the process of reading this week’s article Principles of Multimedia Learning, I found that using multimedia to learn is a very interesting and effective learning method. I strongly agree with the three assumptions made by Richard Mayer based on cognitive load theory:

  • The Dual-Channel Assumption
  • The Limited-Capacity Assumption
  • The Active-Processing Assumption

These assumptions give me a lot of inspiration about multimedia learning. In addition, Mayer proposes some principles in detail that people can learn better. Managing these three types of cognitive load and various principles can effectively improve our learning efficiency.

On the other hand, I learned that WordPress is a powerful open blog creation platform for blogging while setting up my own blog. On this platform, everyone can create their own posts and share their opinions and ideas on other people’s posts from time to time. Blogs also represent the diversity of multimedia and interactive learning.

Therefore, I am really looking forward to learning more about the application of multimedia learning in teaching and learning contexts in future studies of this course!

References

Mayer, R. E. (2009). Multimedia learning (2nd ed.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

https://ctl.wiley.com/principles-of-multimedia-learning/

https://ctl.wiley.com/cognitive-load-theory-structuring-learning-materials-for-maximum-retention/

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