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Using Cognitive Psychology to Improve Multimedia Instruction
Are you interested in learning about multimedia instruction and techniques for improving instructional videos? We hope you’ll join us for an upcoming TES Talk, co-sponsored by Teaching and Learning Services and the Library Programs Committee. Emma Geller, a doctoral student in UCLA’s cognitive psychology program, will be speaking on using cognitive psychology to improve multimedia teaching and learning.
“In recent years there has been an explosion of instructional video online. Sites like YouTube and Vimeo host billions of hours of video online, and much of that content is dedicated to teaching or explaining topics from statistics to cooking to popular ‘life hacks.’ Some content creators like Khan Academy and Crash Course are specifically dedicated to teaching common high school math and science topics. Unsurprisingly, video is expected to play a major role in education in the future. However, little research has been done to investigate how learning from video might be very different from other educational materials. My research is focused on understanding what makes video unique, and investigating how concepts from traditional learning and memory research can best be used to improve learning from online video lessons. In this talk I will review some of the pioneering research on principles of effective multimedia instruction, and I will share some findings from my own research on enhancing online videos through an interactive platform called Zaption.”
Please join the discussion in the Powell Library InqLab1 (Powell 238) on Thursday, June 4th from 3-4 PM.