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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer, Ruth C. Clark

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16.2. e-Lesson Reviews

In this chapter we offer three brief examples of how the guidelines might be applied (or violated) in e-learning courses. We do not offer these guidelines as a "rating system." We don't claim to have included all the important variables you should consider when evaluating e-learning alternatives. Furthermore, which guidelines you will apply will depend on the goal of your training and the environmental considerations mentioned previously. Instead of a rating system, we offer these guidelines as a checklist of research-based indicators of some of the psychological factors you should consider in your e-learning design and selection decisions.

We have organized the guidelines in a checklist in Exhibit 16.1 by chapters and ...

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