New forms of deep learning on the web: Meeting the challenge of cognitive load in conditions of unfettered exploration in online multimedia environments

Michael DeSchryver, Rand J. Spiro

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Abstract

We claim that the Web has the potential to be a quintessential multimedia environment for complex learning, particularly in ill-structured domains. This chapter explores the cognitive load considerations associated with several aspects of deep and extended learning on the Web. We also propose the need for a reconceptualization of Cognitive Load Theory for comprehension and learning in more ill-structured conceptual arenas. This reconceptualization emphasizes the need for learning approaches that promote flexible knowledge assembly through processes of organic, reciprocal, and deep Web learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCognitive Effects of Multimedia Learning
PublisherIGI Global
Pages134-152
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781605661582
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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