Have you ever looked at a web page and your head hurts or your eyes cross? Or started an article but find that your mind just can’t plow through the information, diagrams and resources that may be linked to the article? Often the amount of effort that our brain requires to process information and retain it, the “cognitive load,” is more than we can digest. This seems to be particularly true in eLearning environments where we have a tendency to load a page simply because we can.
Ruby Spencer has some simple tips to reduce the cognitive load in eLearning. I think you’ll find these helpful if you are creating an article for publication, a lecture, PPT slides or materials for any presentation. 8 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Load in eLearning: