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Webinar: Teachers on Teaching - Austin Gehret on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

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Monday, November 9, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm


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Michael Starenko


Austin Gehret

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Teachers on Teaching: Austin Gehret on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

Sponsored by the Innovative Learning Institute

COVID-19 has challenged all educators to become more innovative in their approach to education. The response to this charge has seen a steady increase in both the development of online courses and the remote delivery of course materials. Educational materials designed for these situations, e-materials, are traditionally multimedia instructional resources, defined generally as any online presentation using both pictures and words. We are all doing this in some way but are we also asking ourselves if what we’ve designed will positively impact student learning? The Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning (CTML) is a theoretical framework used to inform the development of multimedia instruction that more effectively engages the active processing of the learner. This talk will:

  • Discuss the evidence-based principles of CTML used to design effective multimedia instruction 
  • Discuss the questions that arise in designing CTML-based multimedia instruction for deaf and hard-of-hearing learners

Dr. Austin U. Gehret is an associate professor in the Department of Science & Mathematics, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, recipient of the 2020-2021 Ronald D. Dodge Memorial Faculty grant and 2015-2016 recipient of the NTID Pre-tenure Teaching/Tutoring Award. 

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The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 12:00pm.