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.

Using Cognitive Hacks for eLearning


As I studied other languages, I have often used the Pimsleur method since I have had great success with this program. One of the secrets to Paul Pimsleur’s methods is that he designed the courses to include cognitive shortcuts in order to maximize retention.

The Cognitive Science Behind Learning

CLO Magazine

There are levels of analysis; neural is one, but the next level up is the cognitive level. That’s where most of the important implications come from, as well as the social level above the cognitive. The Cognitive Umbrella.

Don't Bog Down Your Learners' Cognitive Load

InSync Training

When designing learning for virtual classrooms or a blended learning program, one of your primary missions is to capture and maintain the attention of your learners.

3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course


As it turns out, psychology—particularly cognitive psychology—has a lot of valuable lessons for e-learning. Anki is a free spaced repetition flashcard program that I’ve used in the past, if you would like to try this method for yourself.). Cognitive psychology concepts aren’t about taking the easy road for expediency’s sake. The post 3 Ways to Use Cognitive Psychology to Improve Your Course appeared first on LearnDash.

Cyborg Thinking: Cognition, Context, and Complementation

Clark Quinn

The interesting result is not the best chess player, nor the best computer program, but a player who knows best how to leverage a chess companion. Now map this to mobile: we want to design the best complement for our cognition. It’s my thinking that this focus on augmenting our cognition and our context with content that’s complementary is the way to optimize the uses of mobile.

Cognitive load theory: does it help?


Cognitive load theory was first introduced in the 1980s and was based on observation surrounding the teaching of mathematics. There is very little data concerning the use of cognitive load theory, or the learning techniques based on it, in commercial adult learning.

The cognitive power of error

Clive on Learning

These were with cognitive neuroscientist Dr Itiel Dror talking about memory, Professor Stephen Heppell , discussing lifelong learning, and Associate Professor of Learning Technology Steve Wheeler , sharing his vision for future technologies. As Itiel explained in his talk, we are programmed to respond to bad experiences (or the bad experiences of those we observe). This is the cognitive power of error.

The Top 3 US Brain and Cognitive Science University Programs


From marketing to education, neuroscience, cognitive science, and behavioral experts are in high demand in the corporate world. Universities across the country are rising to the occasion by offering programs that focus heavily on behavioral and cognitive science.

This Week on #TalkTech: Cognitive Biases, Phablets, and the End of Snow Days

Bottom-Line Performance

How do we overcome cognitive biases when seeking to innovate? Using a program called My Big Campus; students check in and get their assignments. #TalkTech is the “flipped” approach to Twitter chats.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Another take on Cognitive Load Theory

Learning Visions

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 Another take on Cognitive Load Theory The authors of the Eide Neurolearning Blog weigh in on recent research and articles on cognitive load (including the death of Powerpoint that have been talked about here ). Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations

Learning Visions

Wednesday, May 09, 2007 Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representations After reading Clarks comment on my posting from yesterday , Ive been looking into Cognitive Flexibility Theory (Spiro), trying to better understand the notion of "multiple representations." (You 5 Myths About Rapid E-Learning Learning Styles Cognitive Flexibility Theory & Multiple Representa. Cammy Beans Learning Visions Musings on eLearning, instructional design and other training stuff.

The necessary program?

Clark Quinn

Yes, university degrees aren’t necessarily just employment preparation, but I’m thinking about a degree program that provides a useful preparation for the coming world. Understanding cognition is a sustainable value. The post The necessary program?

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities

Learning Visions

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Brain Plasticity & Cognitive Abilities Ive just read Richard Nantels post The Ultimate Pretest in which he talks about his interest in brain plasticity. So I have no expertise in this area -- and perhaps this is really just a note to self to look into this topic more -- but Im just wondering how brain plasticity relates to the recent NIH study out that claims that cognitive ability is mostly developed by adolescence (found via Jay Cross ).

The Lifelong Learner’s Guide to Success: Future-Proofing Your Career; Part One

Blue Sky eLearn

A college degree used to be the main requirement for an individual to start a successful and cognitively-satisfying career. The Ebbs and Flows for Highly Skilled & Cognitive Task-Based Occupations.

Metafocus: Interview with Maria Johnson of UT Dallas Virtual Reality Social Cognition Training Department by Matt Sparks

Learning Solutions Magazine

The Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas–Dallas offers a “scientifically based social cognitive training program that uses a motivational virtual-learning platform. Clinicians coach clients through real-life scenarios in a video game–like environment, providing a safe place to practice social interactions in a virtual reality school, home, playground, or coffee shop.”. Emerging Topics Learning Media Training Strategies

Cognitive Load, Rorschach Test, Classrooms, Design, & Coffee

Big Dog, Little Dog

The Many Faces of Cognitive Load Theory - ASTD. Cognitive load theory has been used to generate a wide range of instructional procedures, some of which are summarized here.

The Music of Your Sphere – The Multiple Ways Your Brain is Wired for Music


Playing a musical instrument enhances key cognitive functions, including problem-solving, memory, planning, attention to detail and emotional intelligence. you should consider incorporating music into your program.

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Information Overload: The Plague of Learning and Development

CLO Magazine

Unfortunately, many of these programs do not produce quantifiable results. Yet, year after year, billions of dollars are spent on initiatives, programs, change efforts, revamps, classes, new technologies and courseware. Content is deployed regardless of its cognitive ease.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

Learning with e's

The Theory Not to be confused with constructivism, constructionism is a cognitive theory that relates to learning by making things. With his colleagues, Papert was famous for developing one of the first educational programming languages, known as LOGO.

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Awesome Virtual World Program: Sign Up Today

Kapp Notes

My friend, Randy Ran Hinrichs, of 2b3d who has a wonderful motto of “Move Photons, Not People” is offering a program that you need to take advantage of if you are involved, interested or curious about 3D virtual worlds. The program offers a Certificate in Virtual Worlds.

Goodwill Launches Career Navigation Program

CLO Magazine

is putting that idea into action with a new program for its employees. The Goodpaths program comes at a time when employee turnover in the retail industry is at its highest. That sentiment is in line with Goodwill’s approach to the program.

Discovering Instructional Design 2 – Aligning Learning Theory with ID

The E-Learning Curve

How do you choose to align your learner needs with a learning theory and your learning program's instructional design? Instructional Design Learning Theory behaviorism Cognitive Revolution Cognitivism Constructivism e-learning instructional design learning theory

Ten Words We Must Keep Saying About the Science of Learning (While We Still Can)


These seven words created quite a stir when it was reported that the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued an internal style guide advising employees to avoid these words if they wanted to get their programs funded by our current Congress. Cognitive.

Situated Learning: Essential for a Learning Culture

The Performance Improvement Blog

John Seely Brown , Allan Collins, and Paul Duguid labeled this kind of learning: “ situated cognition ”. It’s not sufficient to simply require employees to attend a training program or put employees in the activity they need to perform and hope they learn from experience.

The Shoemaker’s Children – How Travel, Training and Social Learning Expand Your Mind


It is this relationship between space, emotion, memory, and cognition that I explore today. Cabbies go through a rigorous training program called “the Knowledge” to prepare for their test. Look for similar programs offered by local chapters of ISPI, SHRM and other organizations.

Putting Design in Instructional Design

ID Mentors

Is it in the in the outline of a learning program? Is it in the approach you adopt to render the program? Why then do some Instructional Designers focus mostly on language when they create or review a Content or Program Outline, a Storyboard or the Assessments?

Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box


Skinner had no patience for attempts to study feelings or cognitive processes. We push the buttons on the remote, select the program we wish to record and we watch it later. Perhaps one of the most unique characteristics of our species is our insatiable obsession with ourselves.

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6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program and when done right, it creates a more manageable learning experience, with content that’s easily reusable. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1

Simple Template for Planning Your Training Program (Free Download)

Bottom-Line Performance

The training programs of yesteryear were pretty simple: host a class, make people attend, and expect them to do their jobs well afterwards. To get you started, we’ve created a simple template for planning your training program.

Gagne’s Events of Instruction

ID Mentors

However, personally I have found that there are some situations when it does not work very well, especially in learning programs that are designed for adults. Knowledge Sharing Gagne's Events of Instruction Instructional Design instructional design frameworks intrinsic cognitive load

Adapting elearning programs cross-culturally


Culture affects social behavior, communication, cognitive processes, and how one interacts with learning technologies – all central components to elearning design (Vatrapi, 2008).

5 Examples of Blended Induction and Onboarding Training Programs

EI Design

There have been various challenges associated with the implementation and delivery of induction and onboarding programs. I hope these examples helped you understand the importance of converting your induction and onboarding program to blended or fully online training.

Activities, Workflows and Structured Wikis (Augmented Social Cognition)

Mark Oehlert

By "Structured Wiki", we mean wiki engines that are enhanced with lightweight programming features and database functionalities. Important criteria for us are ease of use, power of end-user-programming/organizing functionalities, and licensing ( Article Link ) "Gregorio Convertino, who recently joined ASC research area here at PARC, have been looking at how Web2.0 tools like Wikis support workflows within the enterprise.

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6 Steps to Start Making a Video Tutorial Program

TechSmith Camtasia

Creating a video tutorial series is a great go-to strategy for any training program. To get started, check out our six steps to start making a video tutorial program. #1 With your audience established, you’re next big task is to identify how your audience uses your program.

Part 2/3: The Role of AI in Learning and Development Programs


HR leaders will have to respond with effective and adaptable L&D programs that will not only help train employees in this new environment but also lead to a measurable return of investment (ROI). The problem is that L&D programs haven’t changed to reflect that shift.

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Learning with robots

Learning with e's

Not to be confused with constructivism (the theory first proposed in its cognitive form by Jean Piaget, and in its social form by Levrenti Vygotskii). Beebot numeracy cognition constructivism school floor robot Piaget Vygotsky constructionism education learning LOGO Papert