BN.com Gift Guide

Multimedia Learning / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$10.45
(Save 75%)
Est. Return Date: 02/16/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $31.19
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 25%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $31.19   
  • New (9) from $31.01   
  • Used (4) from $31.37   

Overview

For hundreds of years verbal messages such as lectures and printed lessons have been the primary means of explaining ideas to learners. Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool, this book explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. Recent advances in graphics technology and information technology have prompted new efforts to understand the potential of multimedia learning as a means of promoting human understanding. In Multimedia Learning, Second Edition, Richard E. Mayer examines whether people learn more deeply when ideas are expressed in words and pictures rather than in words alone. He reviews 12 principles of instructional design that are based on experimental research studies and grounded in a theory of how people learn from words and pictures. The result is what Mayer calls the cognitive theory of multimedia learning, a theory first developed in the first edition of Multimedia Learning and further developed in The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"...The material is well structured and goes into succeeding levels of detail to describe what works and what doesn’t. Cognitive aspects of how learning is delivered are thoroughly presented, using many charts and graphics to provide alternate means of viewing the text data. The text relies on extensive research performed by the author and other notable cognitive psychologists and instructional designers in the field. The book can serve as an excellent text for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional design. It can also be used by professionals in the field, as a reference guide to what may be new cognitive research applied to the area of multimedia learning."
—Bernice Glenn, Reviews.com (Computing Reviews)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521735353
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 318
  • Sales rank: 391,096
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard E. Mayer is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he has served since 1975. He is the author of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (Cambridge University Press, 2005). In 2008 he received the American Psychological Association's Distinguished Contributions of Applications of Psychology to Education and Training Award.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Introduction to Multimedia Learning: 1. The promise of multimedia learning; 2. Science of instruction: determining what works in multimedia learning; 3. Science of learning: determining how multimedia learning works; Part II. Principles for Reducing Extraneous Processing in Multimedia Learning: 4. Coherence principle; 5. Signaling principle; 6. Redundancy principle; 7. Spatial contiguity principle; 8. Temporal contiguity principle; Part III. Principles for Managing Essential Processing in Multimedia Learning: 9. Segmenting principle; 10. Pretraining principle; 11. Modality principle; Part IV. Principles for Fostering Generative Processing: 12. Multimedia principle; 13. Personalization, voice, and image principles; Part V. Conclusion: 14. Principles of multimedia design; References.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2
( 2 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Posted October 31, 2011

    Horrible!!!

    NO examples, many many words. Hard to read, difficult to understand. I would never purchase again. I will be selling mine for pennies. Hope someone will bite at that price. DBS

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)