Share Paper: Cognitive Load & Multimedia Use in Higher Learning: A United Arab Emirates Case

  1. Jase Inaty, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
  2. Fida Atallah, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Monday, March 5 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Creekside I

Abstract: The study investigates the use of different formats of multimedia instructional design on learning. Undergraduate students from Zayed University, a federal institute of higher learning in the United Arab Emirates, were randomly assigned to groups corresponding to six varying instructional design formats, namely; Listen Only, Read Only, Read+ Listen, Listen + Graphics, Read + Graphics, or Listen + Read + Graphics. Instructional material related to a unit on lightning was developed based on the specified formats. This material was used during the acquisition stage were students received instructions specific to the instructional format they were assigned to. Students were then ...