CPD Programmes

Visual Symphony – Learning Mayer’s Multimedia Design Principles

Programme Fees:

Singaporean/PR: S$0.00 w/GST

AEN Member

Singaporean/PR: S$96.30 | Others: S$321.00 w/GST

Non-AEN Member

Barry Ng (Mr)


3 hours





Participants are required to bring along a Mobile Device to access the internet for the session. 


What is this programme about?


When your learners hear information, they arelikely to remember only 10% of that information three days later. However, if a relevant image is paired with that same information, your learners retain 65% of the information three days later. As facilitators and adult eduators, we choose to provide as much information in  bullet points as possible, while others choose to use abstract images to deliver key messages.

We use multimedia to complement our instruction in many teaching contexts, whether we use PowerPoint during a face-to-face session to help your learners understand an abstract concept, short video lectures in an online course, or graphics in a textbook.

Through Professor Richard E. Mayer 12 Multimedia Design Principles, that was backed with years of research efforts resulted in major discoveries that graphics and animations provide an effective learning experience.

This session aims to help you create more engaging and effective multimedia resources for your learners. From the Multimedia Design Principles, Mr Barry be sharing evidence-based principles to design learning materials that are in alignment with how learners learn and process information.

Notice: Learners are encouraged to bring your own Powerpoint slides to make the experience more authentic.


What does it cover?


By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Apply Mayer's Redundancy Principle in your Multimedia Resources
  • Apply Mayer's Signaling Principle in your Multimedia Resources
  • Apply Mayer's Multimedia Principle in your Multimedia Resources


Who is it suitable for?


This programme is for professionals in:

  • Adult Education: comprises job functions in the activities of learning design, curriculum development, learning facilitation, assessment of learning competence, learning technology integration and providing consultancy and advisory services to drive business performance.
  • Learning Management: comprises job functions in the management and support of learning programmes, systems and technology management and implementation, quality assurance of learning programmes and driving business development.


Fees & funding

AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Singaporean/PR Non-AEN Member Others

Total programme fee




To register for AEN membership, please click here.

The 90% course fee discount for CPD programmes is only applicable to an AEN Member who is either a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident. Foreigners will not be entitled to this discount even if they are AEN members.


About the speaker

Barry Ng (Mr)

Senior Executive, Academic Development | Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd

Barry has been in the training and development field for over 7 years, He has facilitated large seminars for various Adobe (notably Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver) and Apple courses. He enjoys imparting knowledge and encouraging ideas and deep discussions in classroom. He has also designed and developed videos that is used in various e-learning platforms.

Barry’scurrent role is in managing the professional development for associate faculty in the Singapore Institute of Management Pte Ltd. He manages a Micro Learning App and supports the professional online learning community for the associate faculty. His passion is in collaborating with faculty members in the development of pragmatic yet innovative learning ideas for their classroom.

Barry holds a Master of Arts in Professional Education with National Technological University, Singapore/National Institute of Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Management from University of London. He possesses an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) and the Adobe Certified Instructor/Expert.