Cognitive Load and Library Instructional Design

No sessions are currently scheduled for this event. To request a new session, please contact


Learn how to help your students learn more efficiently by reducing the cognitive load -- the amount of mental effort -- taken up by extraneous information and poor design.

In this webinar, an experienced library instructor will demonstrate easy, non-technical best practices in instructional design that will help your information literacy teaching in any medium.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

1. Define extraneous and intrinsic cognitive load, and how they each affect information literacy learning; and
2. Use simple best practices of instructional design to create better learning experiences and reduce extraneous cognitive load on students.

Instructor: Jason Puckett

Jason Puckett is Online Learning Librarian and Associate Professor at Georgia State University Library in Atlanta, Georgia. Puckett has an MLIS from Florida State University and is the author of the ACRL books Modern Pathfinders: Creating Better Research Guides and Zotero: A Guide for Librarians, Researchers & Educators.

Academic library: 4 year and graduate; Academic library: 2 year
This webinar is presented in Eastern time.