Cognitive Load Theory of Multimedia Learning (Sweller) | Learning Theories

When developing learning or training programs, knowing how content is processed through the receiver’s mind is critical to the better developed programs.  These are tools to use.  Management

Excerpt:  John Sweller’s paper, “Implications of Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Learning” describes the human cognitive architecture, and the need to apply sound instructional design principles based on our knowledge of the brain and memory. Sweller first describes the different types of memory, and how both are interrelated, because schemas held in long-term memory, acting as a “central executive”, directly affect the manner in which information is synthesized in working memory. Sweller then explains that in the absence of schemas, instructional guidance must provide a substitute for learners to develop either own schemas.

Sweller discusses, in his view, three types of cognitive load:

extraneous cognitive load
intrinsic cognitive load
germane cognitive load

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