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The Absence of Language and Culture in E-Learning Design Principles

, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

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Abstract

The coherence principle of multimedia instruction asserts that the addition of interesting material can hurt or impede learning. Interesting material is understood as extraneous information. Extraneous information includes (1) entertaining stories that are related but not essential to the instructional objective, (2) background music and environmental sounds, and (3) images or detailed textual descriptions. While numerous studies provide foundation for the multimedia principles, there is little if any discussion on the cultural backgrounds of the subjects in studies testing the principles. Thus, there is a dearth of investigation as to whether culture plays a role in learning from instructional content that has been designed either with or without the coherence principle.

Citation

Wiggins, B. (2011). The Absence of Language and Culture in E-Learning Design Principles. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 474-479). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 17, 2021 from .

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