Giuliano Orru

Giuliano Orru
Technological University Dublin - City Campus | TU Dublin · School of Computing

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Cognitive cognitive load theory (CLT) has been conceived for improving instructional design practices. Although researched for many years, one open problem is a clear definition of its cognitive load types and their aggregation towards an index of overall cognitive load. In Ergonomics, the situation is different with plenty of research devoted to t...
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Cognitive Load Theory is based upon the assumption that working memory can process only explicit and direct instructions. Therefore, it is believed that inquiries techniques, not employing explicit instructional methods for teaching, are set to fail. This paper aims to fill this gap by extending the traditional direct instruction teaching method, w...
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Although Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has been researched for many years, it has been criticised for its theoretical clarity and its methodological approach. A crucial issue is the measurement of three types of cognitive load conceived in the theory, and the assessment of overall human cognitive load during learning tasks. This research study is mot...
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Cognitive Load Theory has been conceived for supporting instructional design through the use of the construct of cognitive load. This is believed to be built upon three types of load: intrinsic, extraneous and germane. Although Cognitive Load Theory and its assumptions are clear and well-known, its three types of load have been going through a cont...
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This paper investigates the efficiency of two instructional design conditions: a traditional design based on the direct instruction approach to learning and its extension with a collaborative activity based upon the community of inquiry approach to learning. This activity was built upon a set of textual trigger questions to elicit cognitive abiliti...
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Social constructivism is grounded on the construction of information with a focus on collaborative learning through social interactions. However, it tends to ignore the human mental architecture, pillar of cognitivism. A characteristic of cognitivism is that instructional designs built upon it are generally explicit, contrarily to constructivism. T...

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Is the communty of inquiry an instructional design useful to increase the Germane load? I'm working around this research question....