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Logan Fiorella

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology (Applied Cognition and Development)

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Office Location

329A Aderhold Hall
110 Carlton Street
Athens, Georgia 30602

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Affiliated Units

Areas of Expertise

  • Cognitive science
  • Instructional design
  • Multimedia learning
  • Learning strategies

Research Interests

  • Learning from visuals
  • Learning from examples
  • Learning by explaining
  • Learning by drawing

Research Summary

Dr. Fiorella studies the cognitive science of student learning and its implications for instruction. His research focuses on a) how students learn from visual displays, such as diagrams, illustrations, animations, and video, and b) how students learn by using "generative" learning strategies, such as explaining, mapping, drawing, imagining, and enacting. The overall goal of his work is to identify instructional methods and learning strategies that foster meaningful learning, so that students can apply their knowledge to new situations.


Dr. Fiorella received his Ph.D. in psychology (with a focus in cognition) 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.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
Ph.D. Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 2015
M.A. Psychology University of California, Santa Barbara 2013
M.S. Modeling and Simulation University of Central Florida 2010
B.S. Psychology University of Central Florida 2009