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Multimedia is defined as the use of more than one media and refers to a variety of media combinations, including, but not limited to, static images combined with text, animated and narrated images, interactive graphics, information graphics, narrated images, images accompanied by music, and so on. Multimedia and image design for learning refers to the effectiveness, efficiency, and appeal of combined image-driven media for instructional goals. Given the number of potential media combinations, heuristics to guide an instructional designer in working with multimedia are evolving. An abundance of instructional design models provide a foundation for instructional design practice, but none that are suitable for all applications or specific to the variety of media combinations possible.

Research by Ruth Clark, Richard Mayer, and others provides a focus ...

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