Learning and Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

In a previous post, I looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their working memory to their long-term memory, we need to present the information in such a way that it reduces extraneous cognitive load (non-relevant items) and, if possible, increases germane cognitive load (items […].

Learner Engagement: Behavioral, Cognitive, & Affective

Experiencing eLearning

However, we can also support the cognitive and affective dimensions of engagement. Cognitive engagement. Cognitive engagement can be defined as “mental effort and thinking strategies.” Cognitive and affective engagement.

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In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

Clark Quinn

So here’s a response, in defense of cognitive psychology. is in Cognitive Psychology, so I may be defensive and biased, but I’ll try to present scrutable evidence. Take, for example, cognitive load.

Cognition external

Clark Quinn

I was thinking a bit about distributed cognition, and recognized that there as a potentially important way to tease that apart. Or, really, a way that at least partly, we have cognition external. The alternative to performance support, a sort of cognitive scaffolding , is to think about representation. So both of these forms of distributed cognition are externalizing our thinking in ways that our minds have trouble comprehending.

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How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning

B Online Learning

In our previous post, we looked at the fundamentals of cognitive load theory. The post How to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning appeared first on B Online Learning. In summary, to assist learners in transferring information from their […].

Situated Cognition

Clark Quinn

In a recent article , I wrote about three types of cognition that are changing how we think about how we think (how meta!). I think it’s important to understand these cognitions, and their implications. First, I want to talk about situated cognition. Cognitive psychology was a rebellion from this perspective. Associated with this was a new model of cognition. The post Situated Cognition appeared first on Learnlets.

Cognitions By Contexts

Clark Quinn

I have, in the past, talked about the three cognitions: situated , distributed , and social. So here’s some preliminary thoughts (ok, they’ve already been processed a few times) on considering cognitions by contexts. Cutting through the contexts by cognitions, we can make some prescriptions. But here you see me ‘think out loud’ as I try to consider Cognitions By Contexts. The post Cognitions By Contexts appeared first on Learnlets.

Distributed Cognition

Clark Quinn

In my last post , I talked about situated cognition. A second, and related, cognitive revelation is that thinking is distributed between our heads and the world. Hutchins, in his Cognition in the Wild, documented a variety of ways that our thinking is an artefact of our tools and our models. The post Distributed Cognition appeared first on Learnlets.

Social Cognition

Clark Quinn

In the two preceding posts, I discussed situated and distributed cognition. In this closing post of the series, I want to talk about social cognition. The traditional definition of social cognition is how we think about social interactions. That’s partly distributed cognition, but I want to emphasize it. The post Social Cognition appeared first on Learnlets. They’re related, and yet each needs explicit consideration.

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Contexts By Cognitions

Clark Quinn

So, in my last post , I talked about exploring the links between cognitions on the one hand (situated, distributed, social), and contexts (aligning with how we think, work, & learn). I did it one way, but then I thought to do it another, to instead consider Contexts by Cognitions, to see if I came to the same elements. The outcome of considering contexts by cognitions improved the outcomes, I think. The post Contexts By Cognitions appeared first on Learnlets.

The Planet Captivate Blog – Cognitive Load

Adobe Captivate

However, one topic that Jim has helped me to better understand is that of cognitive load. Since Jim’s and my first discussion about cognitive load, I’ve challenged myself to dive into learning more about it, specifically, proactively targeting a learner’s cognitive load while developing eLearning content. There are a variety of terms used with regards to cognitive load theory, but I keep finding myself visualizing it in my mind as a car’s tachometer.

Cognitive and Learning Sciences

Clark Quinn

And this is the cognitive level! Do you mean neural, or cognitive, or…? Cognitive science as a field was defined to be an integrative approach to everything about our thinking: consciousness, language, emotion, and more. Departments of cognitive science tend to include psychologists, linguists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, and, yes, neuroscientists. And, to be clear, learning sciences are a subset of the cognitive sciences.

Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning

B Online Learning

Research into our cognitive architecture has led to the development of Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) and related guidelines which, when applied, results in […]. The post Applying Cognitive Load Theory Results in Efficient Learning appeared first on B Online Learning.

Reconciling Cognitions and Contexts

Clark Quinn

In my past two posts, I first looked at cognitions (situated, distributed, social) by contexts (think, work, and learn), and then the reverse. Here’s the result of reconciling cognitions and contexts. So, taking each cell back in the original pass of cognitions by contexts, what results? So I think it was interesting and valuable (to my thinking, at least ;) to consider reconciling cognitions and contexts.

Cognitive Business

Clark Quinn

There are applications of cognitive science (including neuroscience, cognitive psychology, sociology, philosophy, anthropology, etc) to more areas of business than just L&D. The post Cognitive Business appeared first on Learnlets. One of my mantras is that organizations need to align better with how we think, work, and learn. However, my focus has been specifically on what L&D can be doing (as that’s the folk I mostly talk to).

Cognitive prostheses

Clark Quinn

While our cognitive architecture has incredible capabilities (how else could we come up with advances such as Mystery Science Theater 3000?), it also has limitations. The same adaptive capabilities that let us cope with information overload in both familiar and new ways also lead to some systematic flaws. And it led me to think about the ways in which we support these limitations, as they have implications for designing solutions for our organizations.

Working with Cognitive Load

B Online Learning

I came across a book called Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Loadby Ruth […]. When I first started working as an eLearninginstructional designer I became interested in the learning process and how people learn. I figured that if I knew more about information processing and learning, I could hopefully design more effective courses.

Chief Cognitive Officer?

Clark Quinn

And I’m wondering if a focus on cognitive science needs to be foregrounded. Regardless, we have considerable empirical evidence and conceptual frameworks that give us excellent advice about things like distributed, situated, and social cognition. That area is cognitive expertise. So I’m calling for a Chief Cognitive Officer. One problem is that there’s too little of cognitive awareness anywhere in the organization. The post Chief Cognitive Officer?

Cognitive Reality

E-Learning Provocateur

Yet another year has come and gone at the speed of light! For me, 2016 has been the year in which the Virtual Reality rubber finally met the road, while Augmented Reality made a surprise splash into the mainstream via those pesky Pikachu. As a consequence, VR & AR dominated much of my blogging attention this year. But they weren’t the be-all-and-end-all of the e-learning universe.

Coping with Cognition

Clark Quinn

Our cognition is powerful, but also limited. I’m cutting our cognition some slack. The post Coping with Cognition appeared first on Learnlets. Our brains are amazing things. They make sense of the world, and have developed language to help us both make better sense together and to communicate our learnings. And yet, this same amazing architecture has some vulnerabilities too.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

What Are Cognitive Biases? Cognitive biases result when these coping mechanisms fail. Put simply, a cognitive bias is an error in the way we think. Our brains receive non-stop input from all five senses every moment we are awake. In the face of this enormous amount of daily input, our brains develop subconscious coping mechanisms that we can use to quickly make daily decisions.

Demystifying Cognitive Load Theory

ID Mentors

Cognitive load theory is credited to the work and research of John Sweller in the 1980s. Hopefully, this will reduce Cognitive Load! What does Cognitive Load mean? The effort required to process new information by your working memory is known as Cognitive Load. High cognitive load requires more working memory resources and thus impacts the learning process. How can you determine if the Cognitive Load is high or low? Two factors impact Cognitive Load.

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

TalentLMS

In this article, I’ll shed light on the situated cognition theory, from its core principles to tips that will help you use it in your next eLearning course. Situated cognition is based on the idea that learning is most effective when it is in context. The Situation Cognition Theory was first introduced by Brown, Collins, and Duguid in 1989, who suggest that learners should be immersed in eLearning activities and content that mimics real world situations.

Managing Cognitive Load

Dan Keckan

Reducing cognitive load can make all the difference when designing great digital learning content. But, given the fact that most of us don’t have a degree in psychology, what exactly does cognitive load mean, and how can it be reduced? eLearning Design and Development Brain Facts Cognitive Load Theory eLearning Development Best Practices Instructional Design Tips

A Cognitive Audit?

Clark Quinn

In the recent Chief Learning Officer magazine, I wrote an article on the basics of the cognitive science of learning. And therefore, I reckon L&D needs to know the cognitive background. Knowing a suitable level of cognitive science is one thing, using that to assess your practices is another. Not at the neural level (there’s little of impact there ), but at the cognitive level. The post A Cognitive Audit?

Can Cognitive Science Help Boost Employee Learning and Organizational Performance?

Origin Learning

The post Can Cognitive Science Help Boost Employee Learning and Organizational Performance? Webinar Cognitive Science2019 Towards Maturity Report offers some interesting insights. Two key findings are listed below: 29% of learning leaders are overwhelmed.

Your Guide To Cognitive Load Theory And Learning

Dan Keckan

Cognitive load theory explains why it’s important to give employees exactly what they can handle, in a format that makes sense, so that they can learn, retain, and make use of the training. Here’s your guide to cognitive load theory and why it's so incredibly important to employee learning.

Cognitive Bias in Learning: An Overview

Dashe & Thomson

Organizational Cognition

Clark Quinn

A recent post on organizational cognitive load got me thinking (I like this quote: “major learning and performance initiatives will likely fail to achieve the hoped-for outcomes if we don’t consider that there is a theoretical limit to collective throughput for learning”). Individual cognitive load we address through providing resources and tools.

Consider Cognitive Load When Designing Collaborative Learning Experiences

The eLearning Coach

Seen through the lens of cognitive load, there are three aspects of collaborative learning to consider during design: the learning task, the individual learners and the group. Cognition cognitive load collaborative learning social learning

Learning by Watching: Social Cognitive Theory and Vicarious Learning

Origin Learning

Rather, we have stated this example to prove a point: that observation is an intrinsic human technique to learn unfamiliar tasks or behaviors – something that has been theorized by the psychologist Albert Bandura as what he called the ‘Social Cognitive Theory’. What is Social Cognitive Theory? Personal factors includes mental cognition: personality, self-efficacy and motivation of the learner.

Succession Planning Simplified - Cognition Updates

Reflection Software

In-between watching episodes of The Crown , baking loaves of sourdough bread, and making fancy whipped coffee; we've been hard at work expanding our Learning & Development Platform, Cognition.

Cognitive Load Theory: The Key to Smarter Instructional Design

Origin Learning

What is cognitive load theory (CLT)? ‘Cognitive’ means mental and ‘load’ means burden, so this theory basically studies the mental load that the human brain faces when learning happens. This is what a schema does: it helps in shedding some of the cognitive load. Cognitive load is of three types: Intrinsic.

Cognitive Load, Element Interactivity, And Reversal Effect

Dan Keckan

As learning designers, you have certainly heard of cognitive load theory and it has helped you make informed design decisions. According to cognitive load theory, working memory should not be overloaded in that it disrupts learning because that is where learning is being processed.

How Understanding Cognitive Load Can Improve Your Course

LearnDash