1. I think that contiguity was an interesting one for me. I always thought the use of ‘white space’ was an important design ethic whereas this principle seems to go against that. That being said, I think that reducing the space could be a beneficial way to connect information.
2. I think this one depends on the students but I could certainly see modality being an issue. I think listening is quite a tough skill as the student needs to simultaneously listen and comprehend what’s being said. If they don’t have it in written form as well, they might end up missing important information.