Cognitive Load Tips: You Only Have So Much Working Memory

This week, an alert reader notified us of a helpful article in The Faculty Lounge Newsletter, a Harvard Business publication. Tips for Reducing Cognitive Load in the Classroom, Insights from Bill Schiano, professor of computer information systems at Bentley University, adapted from Reducing Cognitive Load: Focusing on What Matters in Online and Hybrid Teaching, a…

Boost Student Understanding & Instructor Presence with Quick and Easy Video

In his study Using video announcements, instructional videos, and video feedback to improve social presence, student engagement, and a growing relationship to one’s university Patrick Lowenthal writes:  Video is often praised as a tool for improving social presence in the online classroom. However, the theory, research, and practice of online learning suggests that video alone…

The Ideal Video Length

This spring has seen the explosion of videos made by instructors specifically for their students. I’ve never seen so many before and no wonder. This type of video has become so simple to make, that they are used for just about everything from feedback for student assignments, weekly overviews and recaps, mini lectures, guest lectures,…

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