Short- and Long-Term Modality Effect in Multimedia Learning

  • Alessia┬áRuf

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Alessia Ruf
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 55-58

About this book


In a multimethod laboratory study Alessia Ruf compared multimodal learning in system-paced and self-paced environments over time. The results show that overall participants achieved the highest learning success in short- and long-term when they learned with visual texts and controlled the learning time by themselves. These results reveal a general impression of the modality effect, show possibilities to improve e-learning systems and give recommendations for further research.

  • Theories of multimedia learning
  • Application of different multimedia environments to investigate the influence of the modality effect on memory
  • Eye-Tracking data analysis of the modality effect
Target Groups
  • Teachers and students in psychology and educational studies
  • Professionals in the field of multimedia learning
About the Author
Alessia Ruf is currently studying Psychology at the University of Basel with specialization in Human-Computer Interaction.


E-learning Visual and auditory learning Self-paced and system-paced learning Eye-tracking Split attention effect Modality principle

Authors and affiliations

  • Alessia┬áRuf
    • 1
  1. 1.BaselSwitzerland

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