Cognitive Load vs. Load Time

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Designers love a little cognitive load theory. Cognitive psychology certainly aims to give trainers such a look inside the brain. Cognitive load theory inspires designers to influence various neural systems so attention is focused and retention is optimal. Recently, wired with cognitive load theory, I made the perfect elearning course in Captivate. Cognitive psychology ran smack into the hard wall of file size.

Theory-informed design tips

E-Learning Provocateur

In my previous article , I proposed a Taxonomy of Learning Theories to organise a few of the myriad of theories into some semblance of order, and to assist instructional designers in using theory to inform their work. In this article, I go one step further by listing specific, practical instructional design tips that are informed by those theories. If you have your own theory-informed design tips, I’d love you to share them with me!

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Memory full

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The emphasis of the Working Memory model, and also Dual Coding Theory is that memories are strengthened when both auditory and visual stimuli are presented to the learner in an optimal combination. The work of John Sweller and Nillie Lavie on Cognitive Load Theory and Capacity Theory (based on studies by Shalom Fisch ) is useful to help us understand how to optimise digital design environments such as the layout of virtual learning environments or online discussion groups.

From novice to expert

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This is number 24 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The last post highlighted issues around the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. In this post, we review the situated learning theory of Jean Lave. The theory Jean Lave''s situated learning theory can be located within the social constructivist school of thought.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

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Stage by stage

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This is number 33 in my series on learning theories. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education. My last post explored the work of Allan Paivio and his theory of dual coding. The Theory Jean Piaget was interested in how children develop their thinking.

The shape of minds to come

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This is number 17 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I featured Hull''s Drive Reduction theory and its applications to education. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

Words in mind

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This is number 34 in my learning theories series. Psychologists and cognitive scientists have offered a number of useful theories that aid our understanding of learning. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. The last post in this series featured the stages of cognitive development model proposed by Jean Piaget. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Deeper learning

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This is number 5 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the original works. Other explanations of memory have focused on the functions of various types of memory, and such approaches are often referred to as multi-store theories.

Conflict resolution

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This is number 11 in my series of short posts on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we continue to explore Festinger''s work, this time focusing on his theory of cognitive dissonance. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

The shape of minds to come

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Image by Steve Wheeler This is number 17 in my series on learning theories. I'm working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I featured Hull's Drive Reduction theory and its applications to education. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View

Learning Visions

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: One Academics View A long time ago, I decided I was much better at the practical side of things than the theoretical. but rather because he brings up some interesting points about the disconnect between the theory of instructional design in academia and the actual practice of it. See what John has to say in Instructional Design and Academia -- Where Theory and Practice RARELY Meet.

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How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4

Kadenze

Photo by Teddy Kelly / Unsplash. From ‘learning to improve your kissing technique’ to ‘learning to train your brain to be smarter’, as though all learning involves the architecture of human cognition in the same ways. Yet we know that this cannot be true; learning to ‘memorise knowledge’ for example, makes different cognitive demands on trainee teachers than learning how to ‘activate the artistry of others’, a key capability for teaching the arts and design.

A steep learning curve

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This is number 9 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In the last post we examined Yrjö Engeström''s Second Generation Activity Theory and its applications to education. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

Thinking, language and memory

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I''ve had several conversations with my students in the past few weeks about how Vygotskiian theory informs our understanding of learning. But social constructivist theory, particularly Vygotsky''s socio-cultural focus, extends greatly beyond the concept of ZPD - the zone of proximal development - that most people are familar with. Whilst this is an important explanation of how we learn, we limit our understanding if we focus exclusively on this aspect of the theory.

Get it together

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Let''s start with some theory: According to the revised Bloom''s cognitive taxonomy by Anderson and Krathwohl, ''creating'' is suggested as the peak of achievement. This is a fairly low level cognitive process, but it does require some discernment and decision making ability. Photo by Julia Frost Get it together by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 What can we learn from digital curation of content?

Who's in charge?

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This is number 35 in my ongoing series on learning theories. In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. The most recent post in this series featured spreading activation theory - a theory adapted from a hierarchical model of memory proposed by Ross Quillian and Allan Collins. In this post, I present a brief overview of Julian Rotter's locus of control theory. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Rockstar Resources for PowerPoint

Mike Taylor

Unfortunately, the PowerPoint interface guides people towards creating slides that contradict current research in cognitive science. This ebook points you toward the best free photos, icons, fonts and more. The way most people use PowerPoint is broken.

Articulate Storyline – 9 Practical Ways To Make A Great Course Within Your Budget

Spark Your Interest

These include, Managing Cognitive Load: Cognitive load refers to the number of working memory resources a person is using. Heavy cognitive load can have adverse effects on task completion. Including photos from Pexels , pixabay , and Unsplash.

Activity learning

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This is number 8 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the various educational theories of John Dewey including experiential learning. In this post, we explore the work of Yrjö Engeström on Activity Theory. plans, cognitive maps) to achieve their goals.

Many pathways

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This is number 12 in my series of short posts on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I examined Leon Festinger''s cognitive dissonance theory and its applications to education. In this post, we explore the work of Howard Gardner, known universally as Multiple Intelligences Theory.

In the flow

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This is number 6 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Craik and Lockhart on Levels of Processing theory. In this post, we explore the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory.

Friday Finds: The Best of Learning, Design & Technology | December 14, 2018

Mike Taylor

Researchers Paul Kirschner ( @P_A_Kirschner ), John Sweller, and Richard Clark tell us that based on our current knowledge of human cognitive architecture, minimally guided instruction is likely to be ineffective. Fotor – Another option for online photo editing AND creating pro-looking designs. Friday5 learning Theory Workplace Learning“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.

Drive through learning

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This is number 16 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I featured the theory of Heutagogy by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon and its applications to education. In this post, we will explore Clark Hull''s drive reduction theory of motivation.

Lightbulb moments

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We reach number 21 in this series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my last post I featured Gestalt theory - and the work of Kurt Koffka. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2.

Joining the dots

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This is number 20 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we will explore the Gestalt theory of Kurt Koffka. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Behave yourself

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This is number 19 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my last post I featured the work of Carl Jung and his theories of synchronicity and archetypes. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. The theory What is normal?

Experiential learning

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This is number 7 in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. In the last post we examined the work of Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on Flow Theory. This is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please refer to the original work of the theorist.

Watch and learn

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This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Today, we explore the work of Albert Bandura on social learning theory. It''s been said that Albert Bandura''s theory of social learning spans the gap between behaviourism and cognitivism. 1977) Social Learning Theory.

Strictly for adults?

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This is number 23 in my series on learning theories. I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, we review the andragogy theory of Malcolm Knowles. As usual, this is a simplified interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2. Bruner Scaffolding Theory 5.

Working Out Loud: Using the Tools We Already Have

Learnnovators

LinkedIn: It’s a professional networking platform that offers various collaboration and sharing features like “ Share an Update “, “ Upload a Photo ” or “ Publish a Post “ While it’s not a platform where one may be comfortable sharing updates regarding semi-complete work-in-progress projects or the day’s challenge, it still offers possibilities of reaching out to a wide network of experts and professionals across different domains.

Our mutual friends

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This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature. Anderson ACT-R Cognitive Architecture 2.

Passing of the year

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Salomon, an educational psychologist from Israel, was interested in studying the effects of technology on cognition and learning. Perhaps his greatest contribution to our knowledge about educational technology came in the form of his theory of transfer of learning (a theory that can be applied to learning through problem solving), but he also did extensive work into the optimal design of cognitive tools and learning environments.

In the loop (twice)

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This is the second in my series of short blog posts on important theories of learning. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied to education. Today, I discuss the work of Chris Argyris and his theory of double loop learning. This is a simplified explanation of the theory, so those who wish to read more deeply should read to the volume in the reference section.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Essential Reading for Instructional Design?

Learning Visions

Im not looking for the obtuse theory books. They might refer to theory, but they dont get bogged down in it: e-Learning and the Science of Instruction by Ruth Clark and Richard Mayer Michael Allens Guide to E-Learning by Michael Allen Gadgets, Games & Gizmos for Learning by Karl Kapp Last May, I started a bit of a list in this post: Beginning Instructional Designers Toolkit. Theory vs. Application in Instructional Design: On.

Is all learning social?

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This of course is a profound question, and one which demands some good theory and reflection. Much of our thinking about learning over the past few decades has been influenced significantly by the writings of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotskii, who proposed the theory of social constructivism (Vygotsky, 1978). It is not seen as 'a series of disembodied cognitive acts', but rather is located in the everyday practice of social interactions (see Nardi, 1995).

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

You leverage approaches and techniques so that those who may have a disability related to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition (among others) have equal access and opportunity to experience the content and instruction of your course. (As In it, he dissected the role that color contrast theory played in creating the palette that Fidelity uses in its charts and graphs. The intersection of cognition and accessibility was the subject of several sessions.

Learning experience design: A paradigm shift in L&D

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So far, we’ve talked about the theory of learning experience design, but how does it work in practice? Colors provoke strong emotional and psychological responses in people, so it’s important to get the balance (as well as the color palette) right to prevent cognitive overload.

How to Make Elearning Accessible: Insights from the 2017 CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The Learning Dispatch

You leverage approaches and techniques so that those who may have a disability related to hearing, vision, mobility, or cognition (among others) have equal access and opportunity to experience the content and instruction of your course. (As In it, he dissected the role that color contrast theory played in creating the palette that Fidelity uses in its charts and graphs. The intersection of cognition and accessibility was the subject of several sessions.

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 3

Kadenze

Photo by W / Unsplash. For in their quest to realize coherence amid the impulses of emergence, artists experience sensuous cognition at its fullest; where the hand and body work with the imagination, complex judgement, advanced reasoning, and emotional intelligence to generate… creativity! It draws from Information Theory where redundancy refers to effects which deliberately seeks to produce ‘a surplus of signal over message’.