The Principle of Redundancy Principle

We’ve all had one of those teachers or instruction designers who just doesn’t fully grasp the concept of good presentation. Either they place neon orange text on a green background, or they grossly overuse the “Flip” animation, leaving you to watch an endless cascade of letters tumble their way on screen before any kind of point is made.

But perhaps the worst eLearning presentation sin of all is to violate the redundancy principle. The redundancy principle comes from Richard E. Mayer’s seminal Multimedia Learning and states that “people learn better from graphics and narration than from graphics, narration and on-screen text.”

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