Author: David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music — creators and presenters of dramatic organ and multi-media concert experiences. Excerpted from the November 2018 Pro-Motion Music e-newsletter.
But Why? Any Advantages?
- Advantages of multimedia design compared to using a single medium might result from the ability to choose among media to present well-structured information (Larkin & Simon, 1987), using more than one representation to improve memory(Penney, 1989), encouraging active processing (Ainsworth, 1999), and presenting more information at once (Sweller, 1999).
- Barbe and Milone (1981) also wrote that adults are more likely to have mixed modality strengths than children. That’s great for us. We can not only enjoy what we’re experiencing but learning without having to work at it.
- According to Dunn and Dunn (1978), only 20-30% of school-age children appear to be auditory learners, 40% are visual learners, and 30-40% are tactile/kinesthetic or visual/tactile learners. Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that for grade school children the most frequent modality strengths are visual (30%) or mixed (30%), followed by auditory (25%), and then by kinesthetic (15%). Barbe and Milone (1981) stated that primary grade children learn better via auditory (verbal) means and are least well developed kinesthetically, however between kindergarten and sixth grade a modality shift occurs and vision becomes the dominant modality and kinesthesia overtakes audition (Barbe & Milone, 1981).
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist and David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes. #DrJeannineJordan #OrganAndMultimediaConcert