Understanding Multimedia Documents

Editors: Rouet, Jean-Francois, Lowe, Richard, Schnotz, Wolfgang (Eds.)

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  • Clear focus on multimedia documents considered from a cognitive perspective
  • Includes new ideas about how readers deal with multimedia information
  • Offers both a scientific and a historical perspective on the design and use of documents
  • Includes new examples of documents illustrating positive and negative design options
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Understanding Multimedia Documents deals with issues of great interest to an expanding community of multimedia designers and professional users, such as teachers and information workers. Multimedia documents are increasingly used to communicate knowledge in the mass media and educational contexts. In order to improve their practice, designers, teachers, and other professionals interested in the use of multimedia documents must be aware of how multimedia documents impact students' perception, comprehension and use of information.

Yet knowledge of multimedia quality and its optimal conditions of use is still rather fragmented. While there have been significant advances in the theoretical and empirical analysis of individual processes of document comprehension, the field is still evolving rapidly. New and sophisticated investigation techniques have been designed in the past few years, e.g., eye tracking, automated data collection, that provide analytical data on the complex mental processes involved. The studies presented in this book reflect those advances. They cover a wide range of situations, tasks and domains where multimedia documents may be used and provide in-depth information about the cognitive processes involved in the comprehension and use of such documents.

Understanding Multimedia Documents is of interest to researchers and professionals in a variety of fields, including education and multimedia information systems.

 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Understanding Multimedia Documents: An Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Rouet, Jean-François (et al.)

  • Why Multimedia Learning is not Always Helpful

    Pages 17-41

    Schnotz, Wolfgang

  • Text and Picture Integration in Comprehending and Memorizing Spatial Descriptions

    Pages 43-59

    Pazzaglia, Francesca

  • Display of Key Pictures from Animation: Effects on Learning

    Pages 61-78

    Bétrancourt, Mireille (et al.)

  • Levels of Verbal Redundancy, Note-Taking and Multimedia Learning

    Pages 79-101

    Bohec, Olivier Le (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Multimedia Documents
Editors
  • Richard Lowe
  • Wolfgang Schnotz
  • Jean-Francois Rouet
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-73337-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-73337-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-73336-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4459-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 290
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