Research on Cognitive Load Theory and Its Design Implications for E-Learning

@inproceedings{Merrinboer2005ResearchOC,
  title={Research on Cognitive Load Theory and Its Design Implications for E-Learning},
  author={Jeroen J. G. van Merri{\"e}nboer and Paul Ayres},
  year={2005}
}
This introduction to the special issue provides a context for the contributing articles. for readers who are not familiar with cognitive load theory (CLT), it provides a very brief description of assumptions regarding memory systems and learning processes, different types of cognitive load (intrinsic, extraneous, and germane), and design implications. Whereas traditional CLT research focused on instructional methods to decrease extraneous cognitive load that is not directly relevant for… CONTINUE READING

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