DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1041.2017.00771

Acta Psychologica Sinica (心理学报) 2017/49:6 PP.771-782

The effects of emotional design on multimedia learning

Previous studies into multimedia learning have mainly focused on cognitive factors to investigate different instructional conditions and design principles. However, as an important factor influencing multimedia learning, emotion is often neglected in previous research. To date, it is still not clear what the relationship between emotion and learning is, and how we should design multimedia learning materials to foster positive emotions and learning. To answer these questions, the present research designed two experiments to explore the effects of emotional design of multimedia materials on positive emotions and learning.

Key words:multimedia learning,emotional design,anthropomorphism,positive emotion,learning effect

ReleaseDate:2017-08-10 07:39:29

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