Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design

@article{Sweller1998CognitiveAA,
  title={Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design},
  author={John Sweller and Jeroen J G van Merrienboer and Fred Paas},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
  year={1998},
  volume={10},
  pages={251-296}
}
Cognitive load theory has been designed to provide guidelines intended to assist in the presentation of information in a manner that encourages learner activities that optimize intellectual performance. The theory assumes a limited capacity working memory that includes partially independent subcomponents to deal with auditory/verbal material and visual/2- or 3-dimensional information as well as an effectively unlimited long-term memory, holding schemas that vary in their degree of automation… 

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