Guest Editorial: Managing cognitive load in technology-based learning environments

Slava Kalyuga, Tzu Chien Liu*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Cognitive load theory is an instructional theory that uses our knowledge of human cognitive architecture, especially processing limitations of working memory, to enhance effectiveness of instructional design. This paper reviews main assumptions and principles of cognitive load theory and discusses their application to technology-based learning environments. The paper concludes with a brief introduction to the structure and content of this Special Issue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalEducational Technology and Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Cognitive load theory
  • Technology-based learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • General Engineering


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