Teachers’ Multimedia Learning

In 2017-18, members of the research team collaborated with Dr. John Kirby on an exploratory eye tracking study. The aim of the study was to investigate the patterns of visual behaviour of experienced elementary teachers and students in a concurrent teacher education program while they interacted with a visual model showing key concepts in reading development and instruction called The Reading Pyramid. The Reading Pyramid is a multimedia learning tool that is divided into two main groups: print-related skills and language-related skills. Overall, findings emphasize the role that prior knowledge and experience (or lack thereof) have on multimedia learning in the context of teacher education. Read more: How Do Elementary Teachers Study and Learn from a Multimedia Model of Reading Development?