S. Bāliņa, Dace Baumgarte, Edgars Salna
Procedia Computer Science
Abstract It is advised and accepted that teachers carefully plan their lessons thus it is also crucial that there should be guidelines and recommendations on how students should plan their time to study and how much time is necessary to perform certain learning activities. This time management should be taken into account when planning students’ workload and for balancing it. During the research mental representations and approaches were reviewed and their role in the reasoning, as well as within the context of discerning the meaning and similarity. Examples are given for types of statistics and summaries that can help in evaluating the effectiveness and appropriateness of learning materials. The impact of a student's learning workload on learning results was overviewed and a learning workload model was developed taking into account specific criteria. The developed learning workload balancing model can also be implemented in e-learning to improve student workload management in interactive materials and online training.