5. Applying the Contiguity Principle: Align Words to Corresponding Graphics

  1. Ruth Colvin Clark and
  2. Richard E. Mayer

Published Online: 4 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch5

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition

How to Cite

Clark, R. C. and Mayer, R. E. (2011) Applying the Contiguity Principle: Align Words to Corresponding Graphics, in e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning, Third Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118255971.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 AUG 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874301

Online ISBN: 9781118255971

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Keywords:

  • contiguity principle;
  • spoken words;
  • printed word;
  • graphics;
  • word alignment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Contiguity Principle 1: Place Printed Words Near Corresponding Graphics

  • Contiguity Principle 2: Synchronize Spoken Words with Corresponding Graphics

  • Psychological Reasons for the Contiguity Principle

  • Evidence for Presenting Printed Words Near Corresponding Graphics

  • Evidence for Presenting Spoken Words at the Same Time

  • as Corresponding Graphics

  • What We Don't Know About Contiguity