Friday, May 19, 2006

Third Junto, Tuesday 06/06/06 @ 11am in UMC 404

In May we began our foray into pedagogy by discussing the roles of faculty (digital immigrants) and students (digital natives) in response to the question: “Should students drive media selection?” The interpretation of these roles is one key factor in defining a learning theory. While there are many different approaches to education, they typically fall under one of three basic learning theories: Behaviorism, Cognitivism, and Constructivism. (For an overview of these theories, please refer to the following link: )

This month we will examine cognitive load theory as presented in an article shared by Mark Werner.



  1. What do you think of the instructional strategies presented by the author? Are they helpful? Limiting? Practical or impractical?
  2. >How might cognitive load theory impact design of instruction using educational technologies commonly adopted by faculty? (I.e.: WebCT, PowerPoint, etc.)
  3. What is the role of the instructor in the context of this theory? What is the role of the student? How is learning promoted?


Mark Werner said...

Did anyone notice that this is going to be on the date 666? 06/06/06...

I don't have much of a superstitious side to me, but thought I'd point that out.


Mark W said...
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