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Michael Allen's 2009 e-Learning Annual by Michael W. Allen

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3.5. EXPLOITING THE OLD BRAIN WITH NEW MEDIA

In spite of the challenges summarized above, not all new media features are counterproductive. The key is to align media facilities with our old brains, characterized by a limited working memory and with the instructional goals. In my book e-Learning and the Science of Instruction with Richard Mayer (Clark & Mayer, 2008), I summarize a number of proven positive media effects. Here are a few illustrative excerpts from our book that focus on using digital technology in ways that accommodate human learning processes.

Activity goal: Explore the relationship between acceleration and velocity by changing the ball's direction (make it do a 'flip flop') inside the yellow box as many times as you can in 2 ...

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