Put simply, “people learn more deeply from words and pictures than from words alone” (Mayer, 2005). Multimedia theory posits the idea that people’s brains more effectively integrate new information when they can receive that information in multiple ways. As we move towards a model of Universally Designed Learning (UDL), we’re inviting students to acquire and share information in novel ways, and assisting them in linking their learning directly to their experiences, past, and future.
Our students are digital natives, necessitating an approach to teaching that effectively integrates the digital world they inhabit and prepares them to communicate effectively in the digital context. UDL and multimedia theory combine to form a potent solution. By using this framework in the post-secondary classroom, educators can…
This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Gwen Bass, PhD, and Michael Lawrence-Riddell
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