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Designing Tangible Multimedia for Preschoolers based on Multimedia Design Theories
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Chau Kien Tsong, Toh Seong Chong, Zarina Samsudin
Dual-coding theory, cognitive theory, Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning, Tangible multimedia, Tangible object, Preschooler.
Coupling of tangible objects and multimedia expression for preschool children has not taken place yet. The reasons could be the concern over possible physical clutter and confusion in display. The problem can be overcome by applying relevant multimedia design theories on the system. However, we have problem to find a design theory specifically used for leveraging tangible objects and multimedia objects. For the purpose of demonstrating the need of such design theory in a newly explored area, we divert our focus on the application of the well-established Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, Dual-Coding and Cognitive Load theory. Such discussion serves as a grounding reference for other similar research in future. A relevant prototype named "TangiLearn" has been developed for a case study and the finding revealed that there is a need for specific full-fledged design guidelines in tangible multimedia.
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