An Issue of Classroom Learning: The Effects of Visual Split-Attention

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One of the challenges that teachers face in teaching students with disabilities is how to manage visual split attention in multimedia learning environment. When a teacher attempts to present various types of visual information at the same time, learners have no choice but to divide their visual attention among these materials: on blackboard, PowerPoint and the teacher. As a result of split visual attention, the students will experience either high levels of cognitive load or cognitive overload, adversely affecting their classroom performance. The workshop will discuss strategies to reduce the effects of split attention, including establishing “sight triangle,” and integrating signing or speaking and props.


Title of Training: Low Incidence Institute
Presenter: Susan Mather, Ph.D.
Training Date: 08/12/2015


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