The moderating effects of intrinsic load on the relationship between self-regulated effort and germane load

C. Lange, J. Costley

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Abstract

Highly interactive and complex content within e-learning induces high levels of intrinsic load. Self-regulated effort represents one strategy that may help learners overcome such issues within e-learning. Using intrinsic load items representative of content complexity, germane load items representative of learning, and self-regulated effort items representative of effort, this study analysed survey responses from a group of university students (n = 1,471) who participated in e-learning courses in South Korea. The results showed that intrinsic load had a negative relationship with germane load, self-regulated effort had a positive relationship with germane load, and intrinsic load positively moderated the relationship between self-regulated effort and germane load. These results add to what current research states about the ability to overcome the processing of complicated content through higher levels of student effort.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)652-660
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume34
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cognitive load
  • e-learning
  • germane load
  • intrinsic load
  • Korea
  • self-regulated effort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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