Hypermedia comprehension as information problem solving.- Why multimedia learning is not always helpful.- Text and picture integration in comprehending and memorizing spatial descriptions.- Studying eye movement in multimedia learning.- Search and comprehension processes in learning from text.- Searching user-controllable animations during learning.- Learning from animation in individual and collaborative setting: does the permanence of previous frames on the screen improve learning?.- Designing multimedia explanations of casual and dynamic systems.- Verbal redundancy, notetaking, and multimedia learning,- The interaction of verbal and pictorial information in comprehension and memory.- Comprehension of a spoken text: effects of different types of illustrations.- What can we learn about hypermedia from the history of books?.- From film and television to multimedia cognitive effects.- How should we evaluate multimedia learning environments?.- Discussion.
Professionals who use multimedia documents as a tool to communicate concepts will find this a hugely illuminating text. It provides a comprehensive and up to date account of relevant research issues, methodologies and results in the area of multimedia comprehension. More specifically, the book draws connections between cognitive research, instructional strategies and design methodologies. It includes theoretical reviews, discussions of research techniques, ad original experimental contributions. The book highlights essential aspects of current theories, and trends for future research on the use of multimedia documents.
Clear focus on multimedia documents considered from a cognitive perspective
Includes new ideas about how readers deal with multimedia information
Presents new empirical findings about what works and what does not work in the design and use of multimedia documents
Offers both a scientific and a historical perspective on the design and use of documents
Includes new examples of documents illustrating positive and negative design options