The Cognitive Theory Of Multimedia Learning

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Introduction An elementary hypothesis on multimedia learning and cognitive theory has taken a different turn with the introduction of motion pictures. The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning is a theory of how students or rather people learn from pictures, words and motions, based on the notion that, every individual posses a unique channel of processing verbal and visual information.
Literature Review In the literature review, there are a number of studies done on the impacts of multi-media learning on the process of maintaining gathered information, depending on the information gathered. According to Richard E. Mayer, in cognitive multimedia learning, people learn from pictures, and words (Mayer, 2000).For many years now, people only
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The dual coding processing theory was first described by Allan Paivio. According to him, “verbal and visual stimuli are processed separately but simultaneously in working memory” (Paivio and Clark, 1991). Paivio notes that, the visual and verbal processes are connected and with both, one is able to be sure of what they imagine or talk about. For instance, one can hear of the word an airplane, it is one thing hearing and the other seeing the airplane. Therefore, it is one thing hearing the word an airplane and trying to imagine it and another thin seeing the airplane and knowing what it exactly looks like. Therefore, dual decoding is a cognitive process whereby, one hears of something and visualizes it at the same time in order to see if his/her imaginations of the item are true or match because visual and verbal are …show more content…
The Instructional Design and Technology facilitates learning through the use of learning and scheme in the development of information. The correlation between Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and Multimedia Principle is that both processes have two differential mental representations that are a mental model and a visual model and make the connection between them (Mayer, 2003). Nonetheless, in multimedia learning, students are engaged in there cognitive process which are, selecting, organizing and integrating the information at hand, and this has generated a number if experiments that yielded to ten principles of how students can use multimedia in

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