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ERIC Number: EJ845738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Cognitive Load in Interactive Knowledge Construction
Verhoeven, Ludo; Schnotz, Wolfgang; Paas, Fred
Learning and Instruction, v19 n5 p369-375 Oct 2009
The focus of this special issue is on the cognitive load underlying processes of interactive knowledge construction in a wide range of instructional multimedia platforms. Multimedia comprehension involves the parallel processing of auditory-verbal and visual-pictorial channels within working memory. By means of integrating multimodal information, students are able to acquire new knowledge. However, the processes of knowledge construction may be dependent on the load a task imposes on the learner's cognitive system. Such cognitive load is determined by prior knowledge, motivation, and processing strategies on the part of the learner as well as on task demands. Other critical factors that should be explored are goal adoption and perspective taking, effects of interactive animation, environmental support, and possibilities of collaboration. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Language: English
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