Multimedia Design for Learning

Which multimedia learning (MML) principles did Dr. Ray Pastore now follow in his video about MML principles? Why might an expert not be able to follow all the principles:

 In Dr. Ray Pastore’s video about Multimedia Learning and the Principles of Multimedia Learning, I thought he did an excellent job of explaining each Principle of Multimedia learning, but he did contradict what he was saying through his YouTube video. While explaining each of the Principles of Multimedia Learning, he did not follow the Modality principle, Redundancy principle, and the Embodiment principle. This is because he had an overload of graphics and printed text on screens, presented the same information in more than one format (Visual text with verbal information), and his image was on the screen the entire video. Although I do not necessarily agree that my learning is increased based on these principles, I do believe that they can increase student learning outcomes and engagement with any material that is presented. An expert in this field of teaching the different Principles of Multimedia Learning may not be able to follow all of the described principles for a couple of reasons. The reasons are because following ALL principles is a ridiculous amount of work and preparation, there is so much information to cover in a small 15-minute video, and he is trying to engage people of all learning types (Visual, Auditory, etc.). Attached below is Dr. Ray Pastore’s information video on Multimedia Learning and the Principles of Multimedia Learning.

Which learning principles would a thoughtfully created H5P interactive video take advantage of or demonstrate?

When creating an interactive H5P video for your students, the inclusion of the Principles of Multimedia Learning largely depends on the type of video that you edit or create. If you are using an already created YouTube video for your students, the main principle that you are able to include to your students in the Signaling principle. This principle states that ‘people learn better when cues have added that highlight the key information and its organization’. Another thoughtfully created H5P interactive video that you edit from YouTube would include the Coherence Principle because as the editor, you can delete unimportant or distracting information.

If instead, you were to create an H5P interactive video from scratch, depending on your planning, organizational skills, and awareness of the Principles of Multimedia Learning, you can and should be able to include most (if not all) of the Principles of Multimedia Learning.

Other thoughts or reflections on interactive and multimedia learning from any of these topics’ videos, readings, and H5P lab?

I have never heard of H5P interactive videos before, but I can definitely see how this program can be supporting teaching techniques that I look forward to using with future students. As a result of being able to create interactive videos, games, and presentations with H5P, I have not been able to explore all of the possibilities there are for future teaching with this program, but I am excited to learning about and creating more interactive teaching tools.

The other aspect of this topic that I found quite interesting was the Sketch noting. I really struggled with this new technique of taking notes because I am neither a good note-taker nor an artist. Although it was difficult to create my first sketch note of the Howat Multimedia Design for Learning Podcast, I do already see the benefits of creating sketch notes and I’ll become better at it once I learn the basics and personal techniques. Attached below is my first try at Sketch noting.

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