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E-Learning Design Principles

Course Information

Course Number

HCI Undergraduate: n/a
HCI Graduate: 05-823

Program Requirement

This is a required course for

Course Description

This course is about e-learning design principles, the evidence and theory behind them, and how to apply these principles to develop effective educational technologies. It is organized around the book "e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning" by Clark & Mayer, with further readings drawn from cognitive science, educational psychology, and human-computer interaction. You will learn design principles 1) for combining words, audio, and graphics in multimedia instruction, 2) for combining examples, explanations, practice and feedback in online support for learning by doing, and 3) for balancing learner versus system control and supporting student metacognition. You will read about the experiments that support these design principles, see examples of how to design such experiments, and practice applying the principles in educational technology development.


Semester Offered and Units

Semester: Fall
Graduate: 12 units

Enrollment Requirements

To enroll you must either be in the Masters of Educational Technology and Applied Learning Science (METALS) program or get the instructor’s permission.


Ken Koedinger