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Pedagogy Journal Club: Get Rid of Extraneous Details - Reduce Cognitive Load

This event is part of series:

September 30, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Philipp Baumli, Chemical Engineering

Topic: A discussion on the reduction of cognitive load and what can be done to help students distinguish important things from less important things.

Required Readings:

Mayer, R., & Moreno, R. (2003). Nine Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist,38(1); pp. 43–52. DOI: 10.1207/S15326985EP3801_6 -- LINK

Mayer, R. E., Griffith, E., Jurkowitz, I. T. N., & Rothman, D. (2008). Increased Interestingness of extraneous details in a multimedia science presentation leads to decreased learning. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied,14(4); pp. 329–339. DOI: 10.1037/a0013835 -- LINK