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Cognitive Load: Maximizing student learning while minimizing cognitive load

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm

Advanced registration is closed, but you can still welcome to join us online. Go to and log in via WebEx. Questions? Contact Kris Gorman

Limitations on human memory and attention can influence students’ ability to learn in our courses, whether face to face, hybrid or online. You may have heard students say that there is ‘too much’ information, the course is ‘overwhelming’ or they ‘don’t know where to start’ on a task. In this online workshop, we'll present some known human cognitive limitations and discuss concrete strategies for enhancing your class sessions and course materials without overloading students' cognitive abilities. Part of Teaching Support's "Teaching for learning: Leveraging learning sciences research" workshop series.

A WebEx link will be sent to you 2 days prior to the event.

Part 1 of a 4 part series from Teaching Support at UMN focused on how research from the learning sciences can inform our teaching. Feel free to join the series at any time.


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