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E-learning principles and technology

What are the six principles of effective e-learning and which works and why?

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The multimedia principle: adding graphics to words can improve learning.
E-learning refers to classroom instruction delivered using technology such as a computer, internet connection, digital recording, etc. Graphics describe pictures and visual themes to computer screens. Graphics generally catch someone's eye and attract one's attention. Often times a graphic may consist of a chart, drawing, photograph, or an animation. According to Clark (2002), "Research has shown that graphics can improve learning. The trick is to use illustrations that are congruent with the instructional message."
The next principle is the contiguity principle which suggests placing text near graphics to improve learning. Contiguity is defined as, "the alignment of graphics and text on the screen" (Clark, 2002). The ...

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The solution describes the six successful eLearning principles that are effective for instruction.