The Science of Instruction: Text and the Heart

21 January 2020
By Dann Hurlbert

In this short video, one of three in a series on the textbook, e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Covlin Clark & Richard E. Mayer, Dann Hurlbert digs into how these important concepts should impact instructional video production. The book is an in-depth, research-based look into best practices surrounding using audio and visuals in e-learning. E-learning is only a part of its application, though. These principles are also highly applicable for those creating instructional videos for flipped classrooms or other hybrid teaching styles.

In this third video, Dann relays how text placement can reduce cognitive load to increase learning capacity & effectiveness.

Learn more about Dann and Carleton College’s Academic Technology department.