E-learning Design Principles

This course is about e-learning design principles, the evidence and theory behind them, and how to apply these principles to develop effective educational technologies.

Course Number: 05-823

This course is about e-learning design principles, the evidence and theory behind them, and how to apply these principles to develop effective educational technologies. It is organized around the book "e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning" by Clark & Mayer with further readings drawn from cognitive science, educational psychology, and human-computer interaction. You will learn design principles 1) for combining words, audio, and graphics in multimedia instruction, 2) for combining examples, explanations, practice and feedback in online support for learning by doing, and 3) for balancing learner versus system control and supporting student metacognition. You will read about the experiments that support these design principles, see examples of how to design such experiments, and practice applying the principles in educational technology development.

Fall 2016 instructor: Kenneth Koedinger

Fall 2015 course website: E-Learning Design Principles


Course Type: Supportive Course
Offered By: Human Computer Interaction
Program: Learning Media

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