Friday, March 20, 2009

Adding Audio to Adobe Captivate

There's a 3-part series in this blog along with a reminder of why we need to add audio in our elearning platforms...
According to Colvin Clark & Mayer (2002) there are six different "broadly applicable" media element guidelines to follow when undertaking e-learning instruction. These guidelines are:

  • The Multimedia Principle: Use words and graphics rather than words alone.
  • The Contiguity Principle: Place corresponding words and graphics near each other
  • The Modality Principle: Present words as audio narration rather than onscreen text.
  • The Redundancy Principle: Presenting words in both text and audio narration can hurt learning.
  • The Coherence Principle: Adding interesting material can hurt learning
  • The Personalization Principle: Use conversational style and virtual coaches.

Check it out: