Best Practices in Multimedia Learning

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 14
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Participate and share : Poster

Melinda Bailey  
Learn about Richard Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and discover some best practices of designing curriculum for distance and blended learning. Using Mayer's principles, teachers will be able adapt instruction to meet student needs, communicate more effectively and provide engaging lessons.

Audience: Professional developers, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Attendees will need to have access to a Google account and/or a Microsoft account.
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Teachers have been given access to so many edtech tools during quaranteaching. Teachers need to create lessons and resources using edtech that incorporates Richard Mayer's theories and research so that students can learn in the best way possible. Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and his Twelve Principles of Multimedia Learning will be presented so that teachers can leave the presentation with an understanding of how to best incorporate his work into engaging, streamlined lessons that will capture student attention and provide only the necessary information students need.


5 minutes - Speaker Introduction & "Has this happened to you?" Quizizz
10 minutes - Share examples of Mayer's research
- 5 minutes on Mayer's Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning
- 5 minutes on Mayer's Twelve Principles of Multimedia Learning
10 minutes - Share examples of artifacts and resources that use Mayer's research
10 minutes - Have teachers evaluate resources to see if they follow Mayer's research; provide a rubric for evaluation of artifacts according to Mayer's research

Supporting research

Cognitive theory of multimedia learning
RE Mayer - The Cambridge handbook of multimedia learning, 2005

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Colvin Clark & Richard E. Mayer

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Melinda Bailey, East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Melinda Bailey is an instructional technology facilitator at East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, with 12+ years of experience as a secondary French teacher and tech coach. Melinda has taught in Alabama and Louisiana. She has also worked with the University of Alabama Regional In-Service Center, presented at multiple state and national conferences, including LACUE, the American Council of Foreign Language Teachers and the International Society for Technology in Education, in addition to collaborating with colleagues on best practices of edtech in the classroom. Melinda is passionate about equipping teachers to use instructional technology with research-based practices, not trends.

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