Multimedia Instruction

This week in EdTech 513, we had to create a multimedia presentation to use for instruction in the classroom. It also had to follow the guidelines of multimedia and contiguity principles.  Here is a direct link to my slide show with instructor notes and transitions. Below is a preview in Scribd, but it does not include instructor notes or animations.

My presentation was for a college psychology class who was learning about the different lobes in the cerebral cortex of the brain. It also identified the sensory expressions associated with these different parts of the brain. Multimedia and contiguity principles were used when creating my Google Presentation. First, my slides are all laid out the same. The background color, text color, and photo placement are all similar from one slide to the next. The second contiguity principle complied with is placing printed words near corresponding graphics, opposed to at the bottom of the page or somewhere irrelevant to the picture placement. This enhances cognitive ability and comprehension. The third principle that was applied was the multimedia principle of including graphics and text. Multimedia presentations with few words and relevant graphics is key to the student’s learning. It allows the learner to actively engage in their learning by mentally organizing the information and integrating it with their existing knowledge.

This assignment uses AECT standard 2.3 “Computer-Based Technologies” because it required us to use computer-assisted instruction to create a lesson through Google Presentation.