The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning


reviewed by David Marcovitz - June 19, 2006

coverTitle: The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning
Author(s): Richard E. Mayer (Ed.)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
ISBN: 0521547512, Pages: 663, Year: 2005
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The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning is a compendium of what we know and what we don't know about multimedia learning from a cognitive perspective. In its simplest form, multimedia consists of words (either spoken or written) and pictures. In many ways, computers are simply the latest delivery mechanism for multimedia. However, computer technology allows for a level of complexity and control that, when used properly, can greatly improve learning. Each of the book's 35 chapters follows the model of describing the specific principle(s) being discussed, describing the research base for the principle(s), tying the chapter to cognitive theory, outlining suggestions for instructional design, and describing the limitations of current research and avenues for future research. While this format might suggest that anyone interested in multimedia learning should read this book, I would suggest that novices and instructional designers might be better served by a more focused book. This book is... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 19, 2006
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