CERTPOINT’s Content Solutions Group Manger to Present at the American Educational Research Association’s 2009 Annual Meeting

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CERTPOINT’s Content Solutions Group Manger to Present at the American Educational Research Association’s 2009 Annual Meeting. Dr.Um to present paper on Cognitive Processes in a Multi-Learning World.

How Positive Emotions affect Cognitive Processes in Multimedia Learning

CERTPOINT Systems™, a leading global provider of corporate training software and solutions, today announced Dr. Rachel Eunjoon Um, Manger of CERTPOINT’s Content Solutions Group will present at the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) 2009 Annual Meeting on April 13-17, 2009 in San Diego, California. The key elements of this presentation will be available for download at http://www.certpointsystems.com at the end of the event.

Dr. Um will present a paper titled “How Positive Emotions affect Cognitive Processes in Multimedia Learning” on Tuesday, April 14th from 10:30am-12:05pm in the Gaslamp 4 room of the Omni Hotel in San Diego where a portion of the conference is being held. The presentation on cognitive and affective processes in multimedia learning environments explores the question: “Can positive emotions experienced during multimedia learning facilitate cognitive processes improving cognitive and affective outcomes?” The session will report on Dr. Um’s investigation and findings on this research question.

In 2007 Dr. Um conducted an experiment with 118 college students. The participants were randomly assigned to four experimental conditions created by two design factors of inducing positive versus neutral emotions through a self-referencing mood induction procedure and aesthetic design of learning material. After analysis, the result showed that the aesthetic design of the materials can induce positive emotions in learners, and that these positive emotions improved cognitive learning outcomes, motivation, satisfaction and perception towards the materials. Based on this research, Dr. Um suggests that positive emotions and emotional design principles should be considered as important factors in instructional design and design of educational materials.

“This international event brings together exceptional minds and thought leadership to assist in the continued improvement inside the educational field. I am honored to have been selected to present at this year’s AERA’s Annual Meeting,” said Dr. Um.

Dr. Um has been the Manager of CERTPOINT’s Content Solutions Group since Sept. 2007. She brings a proven expertise in adult learning theory, course design, and multimedia content development to such clients as Toyota, Honda and Emirates Driving Company. Through her leadership and education, Dr. Um provides clients with the ability to design and develop highly effective courses that optimize product knowledge, brand image and critical learning content throughout an organization.

Dr. Um received her PhD. degree in Educational Communication and Technology from New York University in May 2008.

For further information about the American Educational Association please visit http://www.aera.net/

About CERTPOINT Systems Inc:
CERTPOINT provides an all-in-one software suite to manage talent, deliver knowledge, and track business results. Global leaders like Toyota, Honda, and Black & Decker use CERTPOINT's technology to arm their employees and partners with the knowledge they need to win and retain customers. CERTPOINT helps more people in more places easily gain knowledge faster with measurable business results. Founded in 1996, CERTPOINT is used by more than 1,000 businesses in over 35 countries and languages to deliver knowledge beyond the organization deep into sales and service channels. Please visit http://www.certpointsystems.com.

CERTPOINTVLS TM is a global learning technology solution that puts talent and knowledge to work throughout the organization and extended enterprise to increase and measure performance on the job for stronger business results. The suite integrates Learning Management (LMS), Content Management, Competency Management and Collaboration into a seamless learning system for creating, managing, delivering and tracking all online learning activities.

CERTPOINT Systems, the CERTPOINT logo and CERTPOINTVLS are trademarks or registered trademarks of CERTPOINT Systems Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About AERA:
The American Educational Research Association (AERA), founded in 1916, is concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and evaluation and by promoting the dissemination and practical application of research results.

AERA is the most prominent international professional organization, with the primary goal of advancing educational research and its practical application. Its more than 26,000 members are educators; administrators; directors of research; persons working with testing or evaluation in federal, state and local agencies; counselors; evaluators; graduate students; and behavioral scientists.

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