Cognitive: Advanced issues in the design of multimedia applications for learning.
Comparative analysis and implementation of current theoretical models on the design of
multimedia applications for learning.
Skills: (1) Use of tools for design/development of multimedia applications for learning; (2)
Researcher skills: implementation of quantitative and qualitative methods for assessment of
technology-enhanced learning; (3) Authorig skills: Literature research and management to
author a scientific paper according to international standards, relevant to multimedia learning.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Knowledge representations for learning in multimedia environments. Knowledge framework
for understanding the properties of multimedia representations. Cognitive processes when
using multiple representations (complementarity, constrain, construct). Mayer's cognitive
model for multimedia learning. Design principles of multimedia presentation. The impact of
animation in learning. Design of learning interactions in multimedia environments. Dual
Coding Theory in comparative analysis to the Structure Mapping approach. Comparative
analysis of international literature regarding multimedia learning.
Additional bibliography for study
* e-Learning and the Science of Instruction, R.C. Clark & R.E. Mayer, Second edition,
2008, Wiley & Sons.
• The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning. R.E. Mayer (Ed.) Cambridge
University Press, 2005.
* External Representations for Learning. Headed Towards a Digital Culture. Erica de
Vries, Stavros Demetriadis and Shaaron Ainsworth. Kaleidoscope Legacy Volume. In N.
Balacheff et al. (eds.), Technology-Enhanced Learning, Springer Science+Business
Media B.V. 2009.
• The promise of multimedia learning: using the same instructional design methods across
different media. R. E. Mayer. Learning and Instruction 13 (2003) 125–139
• Tversky, B., Julie Bauer Morrison, J.B. & Betrancourt, M. (2002). Animation: can it
facilitate? Int. J. Human-Computer Studies (2002) 57, 247–262
• Schnotz, W. & Bannert, M. (2003). Construction and interference in learning from
multiple representation. Learning and Instruction 13 (2003) 141–156
• Stavros Demetriadis, Ton de Jong, Giuliana Dettori, Frank Fischer, Tania Giannetti and
Jan van der Meij (2004). An Introduction to the Concepts and Methods for analyzing the
Interaction between Learner’s Internal and External Representations in Multimedia
Environments. In S. Demetriadis (Ed.), Interaction between learner’s internal and
external representations in multimedia environment, Deliverable D21-01-01-F of
Kaleidoscope Network of Excellence, (pp. 10-55).