Towards a New Generation of Research Regarding the Influence of Multimedia on Learning
Haido Samaras, Thanasis Giouvanakis, Despina Bousiou, Konstantinos Tarabanis, University of Macedonia, Greece
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Multimedia learning resources ranging from Cd-ROM titles to Internet applications have proliferated in the last three decades. At the same time empirical research has tried to provide evidence in favor of or against the effectiveness of educational multimedia. Although the results have not been decisive, two generations of multimedia research have contributed to establishing factors that influence effective multimedia design. We discuss central issues that the literature has dealt with and distinguish significant theories, models and principles that multimedia design has been grounded in. We also summarize the conclusions of the existing research, specifying key theoretical issues and research directions of each one of them. Suggestions are made regarding future trends of multimedia design and learning research.
Samaras, H., Giouvanakis, T., Bousiou, D. & Tarabanis, K. (2004). Towards a New Generation of Research Regarding the Influence of Multimedia on Learning. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4285-4292). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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