"Written and admirable clarity...Helps to clarify a complex subject and to correct some frequent misconceptions about learning with new media. It is excellent in terms of its comprehensibility to readers of many different backgrounds. As a consequence, it should both help practitioners develop a more differentiated view of learning from multimedia and stimulate further discussions among scientists in the field." Contemporary Psychology
"well-organized chapters...Well-written and informative, the volume provides specific information for improving multimedia presentaions. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates and above." CHOICE Jan 2002
"[T]his book should be read by all students of multimedia learning." Imagination, Cognition and Personality
For hundreds of years verbal messages such as lectures and printed lessons--have been the primary means of explaining ideas to learners. Although verbal learning offers a powerful tool for humans, this book explores ways of going beyond the purely verbal. An alternative to purely verbal presentations is to use multimedia presentations in which people learn from both words and pictures a situation that I call multimedia learning. Multimedia encyclopedias have become the latest addidtion to students' reference tools, and the world wide web is full of messages that combine words and pictures.