Efficiency in Learning: Evidence-Based Guidelines to Manage Cognitive Load

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Education - 416 pages
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Efficiency in Learning offers a road map of the most effective ways to use the three fundamental communication of training: visuals, written text, and audio. Regardless of how you are delivering your training materials—in the classroom, in print, by synchronous or asynchronous media—the book’s methods are easily applied to your lesson presentations, handouts, reference guides, or e-learning screens. Designed to be a down-to-earth resource for all instructional professionals, Efficiency in Learning’s guidelines are clearly illustrated with real-world examples.
 

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Contents

Part I An Introduction to Efficiency in Learning
1
Part II Basic Guidelines for Managing Extraneous Irrelevant Cognitive Load
43
Part III Instructional Guidelines for Imposing Relevant Cognitive Load
213
Part IV Tailoring Instruction to Learner Expertise
243
Part V Cognitive Load Theory in Perspective
289
APPENDIX ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS
331
GLOSSARY
341
REFERENCES
353
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
365
INDEX
367
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Ruth Clark is a recognized specialist in instructional design and technical training.   She holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology from the University of Southern California. Prior to founding CLARK Training & Consulting, she served as training manager for Southern California Edison. Dr. Clark is a past president of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) and author of the best-selling e-Learning and the Science of Instruction and Building Expertise, both of which were bestowed the Best Communication Award from ISPI.

John Sweller is the founder of Cognitive Load Theory and it’s most ardent researcher and advocate. The Web of Science records that his work has been cited on over 1,500 occasions -- with a rapidly increasing citation rate. He has been published in nearly 70 refereed journals and is the author of the seminal Instructional Design in Technical Areas.  In recent years he has further developed general cognitive theory in the hope that this development can lead to further instructional applications. He has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia since 1993. He currently teaches at the School of Education at the University of New South Wales. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

Frank Nguyen, currently the e-Learning Technology Manager for the Intel eBusiness Training group, is responsible for providing tools and processes to enable online learning for 100+ training developers and 45,000 employees worldwide.  Prior to Intel, Frank worked as a systems engineer for a national computer distributor and built automation systems for several Fortunate 500 companies.  Frank is currently a doctoral student in Educational Technology at Arizona State University focusing on the convergence of eLearning and electronic performance support systems (EPSS).

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