What did I think about today? That my project has a particular relationship to cognitive load theory.
How was it useful? I knew from the start that Cognitive Load was one of the aspects of the project, but this was a minor revelation or clarification for me.
What came up ? I was reading about program design for Cognitive Load (Kirschner 2002), which is important but I had the realisation that the program design was not done by me – I need to take a step back and analyse the program (packet tracer) design and see does it meet with good design practice? Or is that why I feel the need to produce screencasts about using it.
What did I learn? Research projects are like onions, just as you peel away one layer, another is revealed beneath (and it can make you want to cry ; ))
What will I do with the information i.e. what next? I’m going to do a quick analysis of the packet tracer interface to see does it meet with good design practice and if not, why not? Is this why it needs screencasting?
Kirschner, P. A. (2002). Cognitive load theory: Implications of cognitive load theory on the design of learning. Learning and instruction, 12(1), 1-10.