Digital Media Design Theories and Principles

  • Florence Martin
  • Anthony Karl Betrus


The selection and integration of digital media is intentional and therefore considered in every stage of the design and development in instruction. The selection and placement of digital media should adhere to theory, principles, and guidelines on the ways people process information and learn. It is essential to keep in mind the human learning processes and how digital media learning can support or disrupt it. Multimedia learning principles, design and type principles, graphic design principles, and universal design principles al provide guidance in the selection and integration of digital media.


Design principles Universal design Graphic design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Florence Martin
    • 1
  • Anthony Karl Betrus
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North Carolina CharlotteCharlotteUSA
  2. 2.State University of New York at PotsdamPotsdamUSA

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