5 Rules For Creating Multimedia Content For Your Online COurse


One main rule in online content creation is to “Avoid using only text in your course”. Other than the obvious reason that it will be boring, it does not enhance effective learning and there is a science behind it. Human beings have two distinct information processing channels for verbal and pictorial information. The verbal information comprises of all the on-screen text and the narration that goes along with the course. Pictorial information includes all the pictures and graphics. Presenting a piece of information in both the forms can help a learner make connections between verbal and non-verbal representations. It is easier to learn and recall a particular concept when it is explained using both the forms. Information provided only in the verbal form has lesser chances of being retained by the learner.

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