A Comparison of Three Measures of Cognitive Load: Evidence for Separable Measures of Intrinsic, Extraneous, and Germane Load

@article{DeLeeuw2008ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Three Measures of Cognitive Load: Evidence for Separable Measures of Intrinsic, Extraneous, and Germane Load},
  author={Krista E. DeLeeuw and R. Mayer},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={100},
  pages={223-234}
}
  • Krista E. DeLeeuw, R. Mayer
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Educational Psychology
  • Understanding how to measure cognitive load is a fundamental challenge for cognitive load theory. In 2 experiments, 155 college students (ages = 17 to 22; 49 men and 106 women) with low domain knowledge learned from a multimedia lesson on electric motors. At 8 points during learning, their cognitive load was measured via self-report scales (mental effort ratings) and response time to a secondary visual monitoring task, and they completed a difficulty rating scale at the end of the lesson… CONTINUE READING

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