Teaching and Learning With Multimedia
The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning has received a three-year grant from the Davis Education Foundation to develop, implement, and assess the educational impact of multimedia used by faculty at the University of New Hampshire and at several regional colleges and universities in New England.
Brief Project Description
Students learn more and are better able to apply what they have learned when they are instructed with words and pictures (than when they are instructed with words alone or pictures alone). Multimedia learning refers to the conceptual understanding that students develop from words and pictures. Multimedia instruction, based on the science of learning, deals with effective and efficient ways of promoting multimedia learning. Multimedia instructional materials are being used with increasing frequency in college and university instruction, in both traditional and online courses. Unfortunately, instruction using multimedia in real academic courses has not been informed by what is known about learning with multimedia. Staff at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), in collaboration with staff of Teaching and Learning Services (Academic Technology), are undertaking a three-year project in which we will work with faculty at UNH and other New England colleges and universities to develop multimedia instructional presentations that are informed by principles of multimedia learning. These principles will be applied in both campus-based and online courses. The overarching goal is to develop templates and simple-to-follow instructions that can be used by faculty to create their own multimedia presentations that follow best principles of multimedia learning.
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This work is made possible by a grant from the Davis Educational Foundation. The Foundation was established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.