Cognitive Load Theory and How It Can Help You to Create Better MU Classes

A practical guide to understanding of how people learn, think and solve problems and how to apply that to creating content for Microchip University Classes

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About this course

This class is meant as a practical guide to those of you who are making the transition from creating content for face-to-face presentations to creating content for online classes such as Microchip University.

We start the class with a few minutes of theory to help create a foundation of knowledge that we then use throughout the rest of the course which is a series of before/after examples. The examples are based on actual content that was submitted for MU classes, and for each example we discuss what the issues are and then show how it might be improved.

 

Curriculum40 min

  • Introduction
  • Syllabus 2 min
  • Overview 2 min
  • Say Hello To Your Brain 3 min
  • New Term: Cognitive Load 6 min
  • New Term: Learning Activities 3 min
  • Cognitive Load Theory Cheat Sheet
  • Using Less Text
  • Why Reduce Text? 4 min
  • Example: Blocks of Text 4 min
  • Example: Objectives 2 min
  • When to use Text instead of Screencast
  • Text-based Class Description 1 min
  • Pace
  • Find the Right Pace 2 min
  • Reducing Extraneous Information
  • Three Short Examples 3 min
  • Refer to Existing Material
  • Offloading 3 min
  • "Do" Type Activities
  • Ending a Class 2 min

About this course

This class is meant as a practical guide to those of you who are making the transition from creating content for face-to-face presentations to creating content for online classes such as Microchip University.

We start the class with a few minutes of theory to help create a foundation of knowledge that we then use throughout the rest of the course which is a series of before/after examples. The examples are based on actual content that was submitted for MU classes, and for each example we discuss what the issues are and then show how it might be improved.

 

Curriculum40 min

  • Introduction
  • Syllabus 2 min
  • Overview 2 min
  • Say Hello To Your Brain 3 min
  • New Term: Cognitive Load 6 min
  • New Term: Learning Activities 3 min
  • Cognitive Load Theory Cheat Sheet
  • Using Less Text
  • Why Reduce Text? 4 min
  • Example: Blocks of Text 4 min
  • Example: Objectives 2 min
  • When to use Text instead of Screencast
  • Text-based Class Description 1 min
  • Pace
  • Find the Right Pace 2 min
  • Reducing Extraneous Information
  • Three Short Examples 3 min
  • Refer to Existing Material
  • Offloading 3 min
  • "Do" Type Activities
  • Ending a Class 2 min