Episode 27: Talking Multimedia Instruction with Dr. Richard Mayer

November 18, 2014

In this episode, I interview Dr. Richard Mayer. He is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Mayer is an international expert in educational psychology. He has written over 500 publications including 30 books that include Computer Games for Learning, Applying the Science of Learning, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Third Edition (with R. Clark), Multimedia Learning: Second Edition, Learning and Instruction: Second Edition, Handbook of Research on Learning and Instruction (co-editor with P. Alexander) and the Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning: Second Edition (editor).

The focus of the interview is on multimedia instruction. Dr. Mayer describes what multimedia instruction is and why it should be part of teaching and learning. He provides a concise overview of his cognitive theory of multimedia learning. He discusses his current research interests as well as where he sees research on multimedia instruction heading.  Dr. Mayer mentions one of his most recent books, Computer Games for Learning: An Evidence-Based Approach. You can view more about his book at http://amzn.to/11AvYrZ . The interview ends with advice he has for those developing multimedia instruction.

You can read more about Dr. Mayer by visiting https://www.psych.ucsb.edu/people/faculty/mayer

Episode 22: Talking Concept Attainment through Multimedia with Dr. Dave Moore

Episode 22: April 17, 2014

In this episode I interview Dr. Dave Moore who is an associate professor in Instructional Technology and the Chair of the Department of Educational Studies at Ohio University. Dr. Moore discusses concept attainment and how media can be used to help in this process. He provides an insightful perspective on teaching concepts that is based on research he has conducted. Dr. Moore provides a number of great pieces of advice about designing instruction to help individuals attain concepts.

Two research articles I suggest reading from Dr. Moore are:

  • Moore, D. R & Hsiao, E. (2010, October). Video games: How can their visual conceptual  transaction structure be used in instruction. Paper in the proceedings of the 2010 AECT International Conference: Anaheim, FL.
  • Moore, D. R. (2006). Selecting Evaluation Items for Judging Concept Attainment in Instructional Design. Journal of Interactive of Interactive Online Learning at http://www.ncolr.org/jiol/issues/pdf/5.1.7.pdf

To find out more about Dr. Moore, visit his Web site at http://www.ohio.edu/people/moored3/