Cognitive Load, Activity Theory, Motivation Theory, Personality Theory

by Michael MacKay, Kristin Bebby, Jonathan Carpenter, Sandra Norum, and Ash Senini

July, 26th, 2020

Together with the other members of Team A we put together this relatively short video on the basics of cognitive load, motivation theory, activity theory and personality theory.

[ Direct Link to Video ]

Annotated Bibliography

Our team ended up doing sixteen annotated bibliographies, not all of them were handed in. If you would like to learn more about the theories we discussed I would recommend that you read the annotations in the link below:

[ Direct Link to Annotated Bibliographies ] 


Activity Theory

Coghlan, D., and Brydon-Miller, M. (2014). Activity theory. The SAGE encyclopedia of action research (Vols. 1-2), (pp. 22-24). SAGE Publications Ltd.

Kaptelinin, V., and Nardi, B. A. (2006). Acting with technology : Activity theory and interaction design (Ser. Acting with technology). MIT Press.$26870:_ss_book:18551#summary/BOOKS/RW$26870:_ss_book:18551

Cognitive Load Theory

Sweller, J., van Merrienboer, J. J. G., & Paas, F. G. W. C. (1998). Cognitive Architecture and Instructional Design. Educational Psychology Review, 10(3), 251-296. https://10.1023/A:1022193728205

Motivation Theory

Cook, D. A., & Artino, A. R. (2016). Motivation to learn: an overview of contemporary theories. Medical Education, 50(10), 997–1014.

Personality Theory

Kaushal, K.B., Leon, Y.W., & Chun-Yen, C. (2019). The impact of personality on students’ perceptions towards online learning. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 34(4).

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