Video in Contemporary Higher Education: Video’s Impact on Student Learning

Sponsored by SAGE Publishing

Recorded on 03/19/2018
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 32

What is cognitive load, and how does it affect student learning? Does video use increase or decrease the cognitive load on the part of the viewer? This week, Michael Carmichael of SAGE Publishing and Dr. Jeffrey Karpicke of Purdue University discuss the ways student behaviors and the environments in which they learn are shaping how they learn. They also discuss how presenting content through video may impact cognitive load. They also dive into the results of their experiment and what they demonstrate about graphics, cognitive load, and student engagement with video.


About the guests:

Michael Carmichael is the Video Publisher at SAGE Publishing. He has over 16 years of commissioning and editorial experience developing print and digital products for the higher education and academic market. Michael joined SAGE in 1998 and has been serving in his current capacity as Video Publisher since June 2014.

Jeffrey Karpicke is the James V. Bradley Associate Professor in the department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. He is interested in all things related to the science of learning, education, and technology, and his lab is currently pursuing research projects in retrieval processes and retrieval-based learning; development of computer-based learning tools; complex learning, comprehension, and knowledge application; learning and cognitive strategies in children; and metacognition and self-regulated learning.


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About the Music:
The intro and outro music in Authority File is “Grapes,” mixed by I dunno. The transition music is “Peace ( There’s A better Way ),” mixed by Loveshadow. The music is available on ccMixter, and is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (cc-by 4.0).