Dr. Logan Fiorella studies the cognitive science of student learning and its implications for instruction. One research area focuses on understanding the (meta)cognitive benefits and boundary conditions of "generative" learning activities like learning by explaining and learning by drawing. A second research area focuses on applying principles of cognition 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.