Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bimodal Format Effects in Working Memory

The following is an annotated bibliography for: Goolkasian, P., & Foos, P. (2005). Bimodal Format Effects in Working Memory. The American Journal of Psychology, 118(1), 61-78. Goolkasian and Foos discuss the results of two experiments, one in which they tested … Continue reading

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An Integrated Model of Text and Picture Comprehension

The following is an annotated bibliography for Chapter 4: Schnotz, W. (2009). An Integrated Model of Text and Picture Comprehension. In R.E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (pp. 1-16). New York: Cambridge. This chapter posits a model … Continue reading

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Evidence for Cognitive Load Theory

The following is an annotated bibliography for: Sweller, J., & Chandler, P. (1991). Evidence for Cognitive Load Theory. Cognition and Instruction, 8(4), 351-362. In this article, Sweller and Chandler address criticisms raised by two other researchers (Dixon,1991 and Goldman, 1991) … Continue reading

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Direct Measurement of Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning

The following is an annotated bibliography for: Brunken, R., Plass, J., & Leutner, D. (2003). Direct Measurement of Cognitive Load in Multimedia Learning. Educational Psychologist, 38(1), 53-61. This article discusses ways to directly, as opposed to indirectly, measure cognitive load.  … Continue reading

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Cognitive Load Theory, Learning Difficulty, and Instructional Design

The following is an annotated bibliography for: Sweller, J. (1994). Cognitive Load Theory, Learning Difficulty, and Instructional Design. Learning and Instruction, 4, 295-312. In this article John Sweller considers learning difficulty.  He spends the first part of the article looking … Continue reading

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The Redundancy Principle in Multimedia Learning

The following is an annotated bibliography for “The Redundancy Principle in Multimedia Learning” by John Sweller, Chapter 10 in: Mayer, R. (2009). Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. In R.E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (pp. 1-16). New … Continue reading

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The Split-Attention Principle in Multimedia Learning

The following is an annotated bibliography for “The Split-Attention Principle in Multimedia Learning” by Paul Ayres and John Sweller, Chapter 8 in: Mayer, R. (2009). Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. In R.E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning … Continue reading

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Implications of Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Learning

The following is an annotated bibliography for “Implications of Cognitive Load Theory for Multimedia Learning” by John Sweller, Chapter 2 in: Mayer, R. (2009). Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. In R.E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (pp. … Continue reading

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Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning

The following is an annotated bibliography for Chapter 3: Mayer, R. (2009). Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning. In R.E. Mayer (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (pp. 1-16). New York: Cambridge. The author outlines the basic tenets of the … Continue reading

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Animations Need Narrations

The following is an annotated bibliography for: Mayer, R., & Anderson, R. (1991). Animations Need Narrations: An Experimental Test of a Dual-Coding Hypothesis. Journal of Educational Psychology, 83(4), 484-490. Mayer and Anderson detail three experiments using a variety of combinations … Continue reading

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