Preventing Mental Block For Our Learners

We all learn at different speeds. The human brain can only absorb so much information at one time. Once the mind shuts down, it’s difficult for a learner to re-ignite interest in a particular topic. This entices the user to resort to time saving tactics in order to breeze through the elearning course.

A mental block for a learner is an instructional designer’s nightmare. Whether there is too much information on the screen at one time or animations and transitions are causing a distraction, there are a variety of counter productive factors that may contribute to a degree of cognitive block for learners. This could impact negatively on a learner’s ability to absorb information.

So, here are 5 important factors to think about when attempting to avoid the doomed state of a cognitive block.

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