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Nov 22, 2022

At Mind Tools, we pride ourselves on our ability to create visually rich learning experiences that drive performance. Often, these experiences will include a mix of video, audio, and illustration. But why do these things matter? And how do they serve the outcomes we define with our clients?

This week on The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Ross D is joined by Tracey, Claire and Alison to discuss the use of multimedia in learning design. We cover:

  • the role of multimedia in effective learning design
  • creating an emotional connection through storytelling
  • what ‘good’ multimedia looks like in a learning context

In WILTW, Tracey described a recent family trip to a model-railway exhibition. A full breakdown of modelling scale standards can be found here:

Claire mentioned the Netflix show A Trip to Infinity:

This led her to explore the so-called “coastline paradox”. If you were as befuddled by this concept as Ross D, you can find more information here:

Alison talked about the ability of dogs to sense when their owners are unwell. You can find more information here:

Ross D recommended the video game Immortality, which is available on Xbox, PC and mobile devices.

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