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ERIC Number: EJ853405
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1551-3696
Overloading on Slides: Cognitive Load Theory and Microsoft's Slide Program PowerPoint
Cooper, Elizabeth
AACE Journal, v17 n2 p127-135 Apr 2009
The integration of Microsoft's PowerPoint and other slideware programs into the classroom setting may hinder educational progress rather than help it. An examination of the literature focusing on Cognitive Load Theory recognizes that students' have a limited tolerance for the amount of sights and sounds on display at any given time, especially in learning environments. This article finds that an interdisciplinary approach is needed to effectively design slides that can educate without overloading the students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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