Mini Project 4 of Assignment 1 (MMEL)
This mini project will discuss research into cognitive theory and analyse application of the principles of multimedia affordances through a multimedia artefact (Health & Safety).
Mayer (2003) argues that in order to encourage deeper learning it is not the learning environment that is important, rather it is the learners ability to cognitively process the learning material. It is, therefore, important to understand the nature of learning, and design multimedia learning materials which promote that cognitive process. Mayer (2003) suggests a framework for multimedia learning which considers three assumptions suggested by cognitive science: the dual channel assumption, the limited capacity assumption, and the active learning assumption.…