The Cognitive Science of Learning: Implications for Multimedia Design in Distance Learning

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room 1

Cognitive science has revealed learners differ in their abilities with different modalities, but teaching to a learner’s best modality doesn't affect learning outcomes. What does matter is whether the learner is taught in the content's best modality…people learn more when content drives the choice of modality. Consequently, in this presentation, we will review some of the latest research in neuroscience as it pertains to memory and learning. Specifically, we will discuss multimedia design principles used in distance learning and explore how to integrate cognitive learning strategies that can facilitate the transfer of learning.

Dr. Jolly Holden, Associate Professor, School of Education, American InterContinental University; Executive Director, FGDLA Board of Directors