Logan Fiorella

Areas of Expertise

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

Interests

  • Learning by explaining
  • Learning by drawing
  • Learning from visuals
  • Learning from examples
  • Building beneficial habits

Academic Affiliations

Education

  •  Ph.D. in Psychology, 2015
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  •  M.A. in Psychology, 2013
    University of California, Santa Barbara
  •  M.S. in Modeling and Simulation, 2010
    University of Central Florida
  •  B.S. in Psychology, 2009
    University of Central Florida

Contact

 Aderhold Hall, 329A

Research Summary

Dr. Fiorella studies the cognitive science of student learning and its implications for instruction. One research area focuses on understanding the benefits and boundary conditions of generative learning activities, including learning by explaining and learning by drawing. A second area focuses on applying cognitive principles to the design of multimedia learning environments, including games, simulations, and instructional videos.

Awards and Accolades

Rising Star Award

Owens Institute for Behavioral Research (OIBR), UGA, 2020

Richard E. Snow Award for Early Contributions in Educational Psychology

American Psychological Association, Division 15, 2020

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

National Academy of Education and Spencer Foundation, 2020

Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award

American Educational Research Association, Division C, 2019

Sarah H. Moss Fellowship

Center for Teaching and Learning, UGA, 2019

Fellow

Psychonomic Society, 2019