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Multimedia Communication

Learn more about how research evidence can maximise the effectiveness of our use of multimedia learning in the classroom.

In this video, Iesha Small, Author, Consultant, and Innovation Leader interviews Leon Cych, Director of Learn for Life about making the presentation of new knowledge effective.

Leon shares how research evidence can make our design of materials to explain new concepts more effective. His thoughts will add to your clarity about the presentation of learning ahead of taking a look at the school case studies to accompany this week’s learning.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding dual coding can help us to explain concepts effectively for better learning retention
  • Multimedia can help to reduce cognitive load of new learning where words and visuals are combined
  • The Learning Scientists website is a useful resource for helping us to understand how we learn

If you’re interested in learning more about the principles of dual-coding and how it might support your practice, take a look at this video of Oliver Caviglioli and [this free bitesize online course] (

When you’ve watched this video and made any notes to record key learning points, click the ‘Mark as complete’ button below and then select ‘Using cognitive load theory to improve slideshow presentations’ to continue your learning.
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