Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning

2012 Edition
| Editors: Norbert M. Seel

Audiovisual Learning

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1428-6_317



Audio-visual (AV) learning is a type of learning which is described by delivery and the use of instructional content that involves sound (auditory stimuli) and sight (visual stimuli). AV learning takes place when the instructional process is accompanied by AV learning aids such as handouts, flip charts, transparencies, whiteboards, illustrations, still and motion pictures, slide shows, television, videos, audiotapes, records, projectors, computer graphics, multimedia, physical objects, and 3D models. AV learning can appear when an instructor’s verbal presentation is reinforced with a series of images or slides or as a self-standing instructional practice consisting of an instructional movie or virtual reality simulation. The above-mentioned Audio-visual (AV) aids have different levels of complexity and are commonly used to enhance learning and instruction by improving comprehension, retention, and transfer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia