Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

10-2019

Publication Title

Instructional Message Design: Theory, Research, and Practice

Abstract

Instructional message design is the use of learning theories to effectively communicate information using technology. Theories involving gestalt, cognitive load, multimedia learning, media selection, media attributes, and general communication systems help us guide design. Our communication designs can be based on a wide variety of technologies or a combination of technologies. Technology in the form of tools and techniques includes the study and the use of typography, color, illustrations, photographs, modeled graphics, augmented reality, animation, video, video games, simulations, and virtual reality. This introduction serves as a brief overview of these theories, tools, and techniques while subsequent chapters will dive much deeper into practical applications in instructional design.

Original Publication Citation

Ramlatchan, M. (2019). Message design for instructional designers – An introduction. In M. Ramlatchan (Ed.), Instructional Message Design: Theory, Research, and Practice (Vol. 1). Norfolk, VA: Kindle Direct Publishing.


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