Reducing cognitive load by mixing auditory and visual presentation modes

@article{Mousavi1995ReducingCL,
  title={Reducing cognitive load by mixing auditory and visual presentation modes},
  author={Seyed Yaghoub Mousavi and R. Low and J. Sweller},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={87},
  pages={319-334}
}
This article reports findings on the use of a partly auditory and partly visual mode of presentation for geometry worked examples. The logic was based on the split-attention effect and the effect of presentation modality on working memory. The split-attention effect occurs when students must split their attention between multiple sources of information, which results in a heavy cognitive load. Presentation-modality effects suggest that working memory has partially independent processors for… Expand
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