601 Best Strategies for Reducing Cognitive Load

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Thursday, May 16

Too many training programs flood learners with content without regard for how they perceive, process, and mentally store it for the long term. Information overload is a significant hindrance to effective learning and retention. Fortunately, we can do something about it. Over the decades, cognitive load theory has been researched and refined. This interactive session introduces ways that learning experience designers can reduce high cognitive load.

In this session, we will explore a model of how people actually learn. We'll examine different types of cognitive load and their various causes. Additionally, we'll look at how cognitive load affects collaborative learning. Finally, you will gain practical instructional strategies you can use in your designs to reduce high cognitive load.

Connie Malamed

Learning Design Consultant

Connie Malamed Consulting

Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant; publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast; and founder of the Mastering Instructional Design membership community. She is an author, international speaker, and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, Design Thinking, and visual communication. Connie has helped non-profit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. In 2018, she was honored with the Guild Master award for contributions to the learning technologies community.

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