When I saw the picture above, I said it was a perfect image of myself, juggling the ideas I have learned and overwhelmed with information that loaded in my brain. But wait, I need to calm myself and think over the important details that need to be present in my multimedia output.
Mayer (2009) twelve principles of multimedia design amazed me and inspire me to appreciate the details in a multimedia project. Coherence, signaling, redundancy, spatial, and temporal contiguity principles will guide me to remove extraneous words and images to make the content logic, clear and concise. Having those principles will save the learner’s time after exposing important details only and putting images and words near to each other to have easy access to work in the memory.
Segmenting, pre-training, and modality principles on the other hand will help me to manage essential information. Processing it based on the learner’s pace, and advising prior information like in the movie trailer will definitely a big help to the learner’s understanding plus adding audio next to the written works will make the learner associate the image while listening will surely have a great learning experience.
Generally, developing multimedia design is a combined picture and word while integrating it into our prior knowledge through the help of our working memory. Conversational style can be implemented to make the design personalized will encourage learners to finish the multimedia content. Voice attached to it will also have a good impact if that is in a friendly human voice rather than the robotic one. Lastly, is the image of the instructor can be given for identification but not really relevant to the instruction material.
I will leave you the following six questions from Mayer (2009) that also guides me to my multimedia content material; Does multimedia work? When does multimedia work? For whom does it work? What kind of material does multimedia work? How does it work? And What makes an effective multimedia presentation?
The last question to myself is, am I ready to become a multimedia designer?
You may read the complete information to this reference material:
Mayer, R. (2009). Principles of Multimedia. In Multimedia
Learning, Ch. 14 (pp. 265-280). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Article by Kelly Walsh from Emerging EdTech on Mayer’s 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning are a Powerful Design Resource, June 20,2017 that can be read on this site; https://www.emergingedtech.com/2017/06/mayers-12-principles-of-multimedia-learning-are-a-powerful-design-resource/