607-5 Minding Technology in the classroom

Coherence principle reduce clutter presented passages

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Unformatted text preview: solutions than Cond 2 Reducing Cognitive Load 5. Coherence Principle Reduce “clutter” Presented passages with different “seductive details” 9 9/23/2013 LEFT: Explanative summary illustrations MIDDLE: Seductive text RIGHT: Seductive Illustrations ◦ Students who read “cleaner” passage generated 50% more solutions than in “cluttered” passage ◦ Adding emotionally “interesting” things adds “distracting damage” Summary ◦ Words + Pics > words ◦ When giving a multimedia presentation: Words + pics presented together Present words as auditory narration rather than as visual on-screen text. Use fewer rather than many extraneous words and pictures. Program Selection Consultation ◦ SP asked opinions re: curriculum models/programs ◦ 5 principles...
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