LEAP Indiana 4th Monday coffee hour: Managing cognitive load for more efficient learning

We will introduce and explain concepts of working memory, schema, automation, and complex content. With some examples, we’ll show how instructors might help students manage their cognitive load with the end goal of more efficient learning. That is, how can we structure courses to build schema and automation so working memory, which is limited in capacity and duration, can be leveraged best. We will also briefly touch on a few “effects” like modality, split attention, expertise reversal, and redundancy.

Dennis Buckmaster, Professor and Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture, Purdue University, Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering dbuckmas@purdue.edu

Register at https://www.indstate.edu/fcte/upcoming-events
After registration, you will receive a separate email with a Zoom link.

  • Event Date
    April 25, 2022
  • Start Time
    12:30 pm
  • End Time
    1:30 pm
  • Event Address
  • Event Contact
    Makoto Omoto
  • Phone
    (812) 237-2688
  • Email
  • Sponsoring Unit
    Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence