At the nexus of learning and innovation

Dispatches from the Edges of Cognitive Load Theory

Dr. Paul Ginns, Associate Professor at Sydney University, will give a presentation on June 1st from 4:00 to 5:00 PM on the findings of two recent studies, on the tracing effect and the spacing effect. Zoom access here

Cognitive load theory (CLT) draws on key findings from cognitive science, including cognitive architecture, to develop and test novel instructional designs. In this presentation, I report on experimental findings informed written up for publication during my recent sabbatical. The first study extends work on the tracing effect, demonstrating instructions to point and trace while engaging with a computer-based lesson have substantial effects on cognitive load, motivation, and retention and transfer test performance.

CRLI at GAP Summit in the Parliament House

Global Access Partners' annual Vision for Australia Summit Series is held each September in a State Parliament House for a select audience of 120 senior executives from government, business and academia. GAP Summits foster outcome-based engagement on key issues of value to Australia, such as productivity, infrastructure, education, innovation, job creation and prospects for future economic growth.

This year the topic is "Beyond education: Lifelong learing for Australia's future'. 

CRLI was present with a table. The slides can be found here

From the program: 

Sydney Research Seminar Series “Reimagining the future of learning innovation”

Sydney Research Seminar Series “Reimagining the future of learning innovation”

What are the main frontiers of learning innovation? How do developments in different disciplinary domains contribute to those frontiers? What kinds of research and development agendas should researchers and innovators who work on those frontiers be pursuing?

SRESCon2019

We are excited to announce the inaugural SRES mini-conference: SRESCon2019 on Tuesday 19 November 2019. 

We are excited to announce the inaugural SRES mini-conference: SRESCon2019 on Tuesday 19 November 2019. This event is being jointly organised by the Educational Innovation team from the DVC (Education) Portfolio, and the LA/EDM SIG from the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, at the University of Sydney.