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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
  • Learning strategies
  • Multimedia learning

Research Interests

  • Learner-generated explanations
  • Learner-generated drawings
  • Learning from instructional visuals
  • Learning from examples

Research Summary

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.


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

Awards and Accolades

Year Award From
2019 Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award American Educational Research Association, Division C
2019 Sarah H. Moss Fellowship Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA

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