Managing Information and Resources
Because the entry point for information into the brain is the working memory, the learner needs a way to stay organized while they are gathering information and using resources. The working memory has a limited capacity and can quickly become overwhelmed by incoming information. Novice learners, as well as learners with limited executive function, may struggle with this and be very unorganized, chaotic, forgetful, and unprepared. To help with this, designers of instruction should include graphic organizers, provide thought-provoking prompts, and allow for categorization as much as possible.