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Investigating Realities and Misconceptions about Multimedia Learning

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)

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Page : 673-677

Keywords : Multimedia learning; multimedia principles; realities; misconceptions;

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This research paper aims to review literature on multimedia learning, analyses misconceptions developed around the use of multimedia in teaching and learning settings, and provides evidence-based understanding of multimedia learning. The study draws on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (Mayer, 2003, 2009, 2021). The paper uses Mayer?s work on multimedia learning and concludes with multimedia principles useful for EFL teachers in higher education. In the light of Mayer?s work, the paper analyses misconceptions commonly found among EFL teachers and suggest recommendations to use multimedia learning effectively in colleges and universities. The paper examines the research evidence for the intuitive assumptions that support the integration of multimedia to provide valuable learning. This view is investigated and questioned in order to come up with recommendations about the use of multimedia in teaching and learning. Through reviewing different research studies, the paper reached the conclusion that the combination of any sort of multimedia does not necessarily secure inestimable learning environment. EFL teachers should use multimedia in their classes following certain principles in order to ensure the effectiveness of multimedia integration. The findings of this research are useful for EFL teachers to improve their teaching practices and improve the learning environment of their EFL classroom.

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