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date: 19 August 2018

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E-learning refers to computer-delivered instruction including multimedia presentations, interactive simulations, educational games, and virtual classrooms. This chapter shows how e-learning can play an important role in lifelong learning to the extent that it is informed by research-based principles of instructional design and consistent with how people learn. The chapter provides an introduction to applying the science of learning to e-learning, summarizes a research-based theory of e-learning, summarizes research-based principles for the design of e-learning, and suggests future directions for research on e-learning.

Keywords: e-learning, instructional design, multimedia learning, cognitive processing

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