The autonomy-enhancing effects of choice on cognitive load, motivation and learning with digital media
Learning and Instruction Volume 58, Number 1, ISSN 0959-4752 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
According to the Self-Determination Theory, the autonomy-supporting feature of choice leads to an increase in intrinsically motivated behavior. Although this effect was replicated multiple times, instructional designers often dread to include choice options in single tasks because of the high effort in designing additional materials or a higher cognitive load for students. This study used a
Schneider, S., Nebel, S., Beege, M. & Rey, G.D. (2018). The autonomy-enhancing effects of choice on cognitive load, motivation and learning with digital media. Learning and Instruction, 58(1), 161-172. Elsevier Ltd.