Cognitive Load Theory

What, exactly, is Cognitive Load Theory? What is the relevance with eLearning process? Definition, key principles, tips, best practices and all the information you need at eLearning industry.

5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

5 Ways To Avoid Overwhelming Learners

We constantly hear of people suffering from information overload on social media. But we don’t realize that this can happen in a controlled environment too. What happens when we throw too much content at learners? Information overload. In this article, we talk about ways we can avoid overwhelming learners.
Memory And Learning, Part 2

Memory And Learning, Part 2

Last month, I began a series of articles about knowing and using the constraints of perception and memory. Unlike some other constraints on learning interventions (such as time), there are no ways to get around memory. We either work with it or people learn less well (or not at all). Here is my second article discussing the relationship between memory and learning.
How To Design To Help Working Memory, Part 1

How To Design To Help Working Memory, Part 1

When working on a project, it’s super helpful to understand and work within the project’s real needs and constraints. For example, when buying a car, knowing your finances and true needs will help you take into account what you can afford (including total cost of ownership) as well as what you really need. This thinking leads to better decisions. Because it’s often not possible to have everything, knowing what your client values most (for example, ease of updating and reduced costs for support) and what the audience most needs (for example, a quick start on basic tasks) helps you prioritize what you build and how you build it. Here is how to design to help working memory and offer more effective learning experience to your learners.