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Guest Speaker: Richard Mayer: Designing Multimedia Instruction to Maximize Learning, Online and Beyond

Event Location: 
Woodward Hall (307), Gatton College of Business and Economics
Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The event concludes at 3:00, and is sponsored by the Center for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Gatton College Teaching Excellence Team, the Department of Educational Psychology, and the Department of Psychology.

Multimedia supplements our instruction in many teaching contexts, whether we are using PowerPoint during a face-to-face lecture, a computer-animated game to help students understand an abstract concept, short video lectures in an online course, or graphics in a textbook. In this talk, Dr. Richard Mayer will provide a concise overview of his cognitive theory of multimedia learning, and share evidence-based principles to design learning materials that are in alignment with how students learn and process information.

Richard E. Mayer is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His current research involves the intersection of cognition, instruction, and technology with a special focus on multimedia and computer-supported learning. Building on cognitive science theories of how people learn, he has developed a cognitive of theory of multimedia learning relevant to the design of on-line instruction. During the past two decades he and his colleagues have conducted over 100 experimental tests leading to 12 research-based principles for how to design online learning environments and computer-based games. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 500 publications, including 30 books, such as Applying the Science of Learning, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction, Multimedia Learning, Learning and Instruction, and The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.