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The evolution of multimedia sound

Computers & Education Volume 50, Number 4, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Multimedia sound is both durable and resistant to interference and forgetting. Yet sound alone is insufficient to learn from multimedia, hence the need for purposeful advice on how to enhance learning from technology with sound. The advice ranges from descriptions of the playback system to balancing the input to structuring the function of a sound. This paper describes five functions and three structures for multimedia sound that when combined can help students to focus their attention on important visual events in a multimedia learning environment.


Mann, B.L. (2008). The evolution of multimedia sound. Computers & Education, 50(4), 1157-1173. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved September 25, 2020 from .

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