05/2023 Proceedings

Gonnermann, Jana | Teichmann, Malte

Examining the learner’s cognitive load in response to different learning material in high and low immersive virtual learning environments – an eye-tracking study


Learning in virtual, immersive environments must be well-designed to foster learning instead of overwhelming and distracting the learner. So far, learning instructions based on cognitive load theory recommend keeping the learning instructions clean and simple to reduce the extraneous cognitive load of the learner to foster learning performance. The advantages of immersive learning, such as multiple options for realistic simulation, movement and feedback, raise questions about the tension between an increase of excitement and flow with highly realistic environments on the one hand and a reduction of cognitive load by developing clean and simple surroundings on the other hand. With a continuous assessment of cognitive load via eye-tracking, this experiment seeks insights into the learner’s cognitive response during learning in two degrees of immersive learning environments and to different learning content presentations. Moreover, the effects of the learner’s cognitive load on learning performance will be examined.

Kategorie Proceedings
Autoren Gonnermann, Jana; Teichmann, Malte
Erscheinungsort Vienna, Austria
Bandtitel Proceedings NeuroIS Retreat 2023
Chairs/Hrsg. Fred D. Davis, René Riedl, Jan vom Brocke, Pierre-Majorique Léger, Adriane B. Randolph, Gernot R. Müller-Putz
Datum 05/2023
Konferenztitel NeuroIS Retreat 2023
Verlag Springer
Keywords Eye-Tracking · Cognitive Load · Virtual Learning Environments · Learning Performance · Immersion ·Virtual Reality