Cognition Research Basis for Instructional Multimedia

Cognition Research Basis for Instructional Multimedia

Juhani E. Tuovinen (Monash University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-931777-07-0.ch006
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Abstract

The work described in this chapter is a synthesis of recent instructional cognition research implications for fundamental educational multimedia theory. Most of the research described here has been conducted in the Cognitive Load Theory context. The leading research group in this area is located at the University of New South Wales, in Sydney, Australia, and a complementary cognition research program is based at the Open University of Netherlands. The work emanating from these groups and allied efforts elsewhere has significant implications for multimedia use in various educational contexts. In this chapter the structure of human cognitive architecture will be described from an information processing perspective. Then the cognitive load theory will be introduced. The implications of multimodal experiments for multimedia instruction will be derived in the cognitive load theory context. The interaction of multimodal instruction and material complexity or element interactivity plus prior knowledge will be considered. Then the research on the instructional effects of moving images and sound will be discussed from a cognitive perspective. Methods for alleviating the visual search on complex multimedia screens employing focusing or linking strategies will be described. Guidelines for the effective design and use of educational multimedia in a global context will be noted in each section. Finally general issues of future research interest will be discussed. The objectives of this chapter are to suggest a theoretical foundation for multimodal multimedia instruction, and to distil from the relevant cognition research a number of practical implications for educational multimedia planning, design and use.

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Foreword
Mahbubur Rahman Syed
Chapter 1
Nevenka Dimitrova, Yong Rui, Ishwar K. Sethi
The production of multimedia content has grown overwhelmingly in recent years due to decreasing hardware costs, inexpensive storage and ubiquitous... Sample PDF
Media Content Management
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Chapter 2
David Squire, Henning Muller, Wolfgang Muller, Stephane Marchand-Maillet, Thierry Pun
The growth in size and accessibility of multimedia databases has changed our approach to information retrieval. Classical text-based systems show... Sample PDF
Design and Evaluation of a Content-Based Image Retrieval System
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Chapter 3
Jae-Woo Chang, Du-Seok Jin
Recently it is common for users to acquire through the World Wide Web a variety of multimedia documents. As the number of Web documents is... Sample PDF
A Multimedia Document Retrieval System Supporting Structure- and Content-Based Retrieval
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Chapter 4
Lilac Al-Safadi, Janusz Getta
The advancement of multimedia technologies has enabled electronic processing of information to be recorded in formats that are different from the... Sample PDF
Semantic Content-Based Retrieval for Video Documents
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Chapter 5
Claus Witfelt
This chapter is a step on the way to establishing a multimedia didactics for compulsory school. In the chapter we review findings from the European... Sample PDF
Educational Multimedia and Teacher Competencies
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Chapter 6
Juhani E. Tuovinen
The work described in this chapter is a synthesis of recent instructional cognition research implications for fundamental educational multimedia... Sample PDF
Cognition Research Basis for Instructional Multimedia
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Chapter 7
Pavel Slavik, Marek Kulvejt, David Hromas, Josef Novak
The importance of multimedia in distance education has increased steadily over the last few years. This fact implies a growing need for the... Sample PDF
Cheap Production of Multimedia Programs
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Chapter 8
Josef Pieprzyk
Internet and its widespread usage for multimedia document distribution put the copyright issue in a complete new setting. Multimedia documents... Sample PDF
Multimedia Copyright Protection
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Chapter 9
Mario Mochicchio, Roberto Paiano
In the hypermedia communication process, authors are connected to readers through hypermedia applications. The underlying software is an important... Sample PDF
Software Reuse in Hypermedia Applications
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Chapter 10
Katja Reinhardt, Heidrun Schumann, Bodo Urban
This chapter presents an approach for the knowledge-based multimedia presentation generation. The basic idea is to clearly separate the information... Sample PDF
A Flexible Framework for the Knowledge-Based Generation of Multimedia Presentations
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Chapter 11
Marcia Perry, Deborah Agarwal
We have designed, implemented, and deployed a camera control system and a conference controller that provide remote control capabilities for... Sample PDF
Remote Control for Videoconferencing
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Chapter 12
K.-Y. R. Li, T. Ong, R. J. Willis
Multimedia technology is advancing at a significant rate and is now revolutionizing the way in which computers are being used in business.... Sample PDF
A Collaborative Design-by-Sketching Conceptual Design Tool for Multimedia Application Development
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Chapter 13
Harry W. Agius
Video browsers provide an environment in which a user may navigate digital video content. They are therefore an important application for improving... Sample PDF
Principles for Supporting and Enhancing User Navigation of Digital Video in Video Browsers
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Chapter 14
M. Manzur Murshed, Mahbubur Rahman Syed, M. Kaykobad
By developing an inter-scheme text conversion utility, we have established in (Murshed et al., 1998) that use of non-lossy transformation instead of... Sample PDF
A Linguistically Sortable Bengali Coding System and Its Application in Spell Checking: A Case Study of Multilingual Applications
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Chapter 15
M. V. Ramakrishna, S. Nepal, S. Sumanasekara, S. M.M. Tahaghoghi
Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) systems that are able to “retrieve images of Clinton with Lewinsky” are unrealistic at present. However, this... Sample PDF
Design by a CBIR System Supporting High Level Concepts
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Chapter 16
Xun Yi, Chik How Tan, Chee Kheong Siew, Mahbubur Rahman Syed
The security of multimedia data is important for multimedia commerce. The encryption algorithms with high security, such as DES and IDEA, may not be... Sample PDF
A New Encryption Algorithm for High Throughput Multimedia
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Chapter 17
Video Performance in Java  (pages 283-292)
Mark Claypool, Tom Coates, Shawn Hooley, Eric Shea, Chris Spellacy
The tremendous growth in both Java and multimedia present an opportunity for cross-platform multimedia applications. However, little research has... Sample PDF
Video Performance in Java
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