Technology in the Classroom: Understanding Cognitive Load

April 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

One of the best parts about working with technology in the classroom is the accelerated opportunity for learning. Understanding cognitive load can help teachers who use technology in the classroom structure the material around their understanding of cognitive load and efficient learning. 

The eLearning Coach Explains Cognitive Learning as the following:

Working memory (WM), the part of our brain that consciously processes information, dominates everything we do in terms of learning. Working memory can only hold 4-5 bits of information at one time and information in working memory lasts only around ten seconds. The fact that our working memories have a small capacity and a short duration is worthy of headline news. It’s what we’re up against as humans and as learning experience designers.

For more information on Cognitive Learning, visit the source here.

        

 

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