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Help me, I’m buffering! Techniques to combat cognitive load

We know that how we present information has a direct correlation to a persons ability to learn, acquire a new skill, or perform a task and that we are in a constant competition for their attention. In this session we will explore the basics of Cognitive Load Theory and apply them to Just In Time Learning techniques. That is, how we design instruction to give learners the support they need when and where they need it. The result, more time on task and increased performance.

Peter Diederich is the Assistant Director Of Education Technology for Harwood Union Unified School District where he works with everyone across the district to ensure that technology is increasing learning. Before joining HUUSD he worked at National Life Group as a Learning and Development Instructional Designer and as the Associate Manager of Distance Education for the College of Continuing and Distance Education at the University of Vermont. He holds a Bachelors degree in Political Science from UVM, in addition to a Masters of Education from Cabrini College and a Master of Science in Learning Technologies from Drexel University. Pete is a Vermont certified Social Studies, Special Education, Educational Technology Specialist, and Online Learning Specialist. You can find him on Twitter @OutpostID