With the proliferation of free and easy-to-use tools, use of multimedia in learning environments has become commonplace. This paper discusses principles, guidelines, and best practices for creating multimedia for learning. The guidelines and principles are based on the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and Cognitive Load Theory. A review and application of principles of multimedia learning (multimedia, contiguity, modality, redundancy signaling, coherence) is included and so are general best practices for creating multimedia presentations.
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