Dr. Logan Fiorella studies the cognitive science of student learning and its implications for instruction. One line of research focuses on understanding the cognitive and metacognitive mechanisms underlying “generative learning strategies”—activities that encourage students to actively construct meaning from the learning material—such as learning by explaining and learning by drawing. A second line of research focuses on applying principles of cognition and instruction to the design of multimedia learning environments, including games, simulations, and instructional videos.
Dr. Fiorella received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in modeling and simulation from the University of Central Florida.