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Cognitive load

In cognitive psychologycognitive load refers to the effort being used in the working memory. Cognitive load theory differentiates cognitive load into three types: intrinsic, extraneous, and germane.

Intrinsic cognitive load is the effort associated with a specific topic, extraneous cognitive load refers to the way information or tasks are presented to a learner, and germane cognitive load refers to the work put into creating a permanent store of knowledge, or a schema.

Cognitive load theory was developed in the late 1980s out of a study of problem solving by John Sweller.[1] Sweller argued that instructional design can be used to reduce cognitive load in learners. Much later, other researchers developed a way to measure perceived mental effort which is indicative of cognitive load.[2][3] Task-invoked pupillary response is a reliable and sensitive measurement of cognitive load that is directly related to working memory.[4] Heavy cognitive load can have negative effects on task completion, and it is important to note that the experience of cognitive load is not the same in everyone. The elderly, students, and children experience different, and more often higher, amounts of cognitive load.

High cognitive load in the elderly has been shown to affect their center of balance.[5] With increased distractions, particularly from cell phone use, students are more prone to experiencing high cognitive load which can reduce academic success.[6] Children have less general knowledge than adults which increases their cognitive load.[citation needed] Recent theoretical advances include the incorporation of embodied cognition in order to predict the cognitive load resulting from embodied interactions.

Your career after Diploma in computer applications (DCA)

Your career after Diploma in computer applications (DCA)

With the growing demand of computers and the role it plays in our life, more and more skilled professionals are required to take care of the finer points.

With new innovations in this arena there is a growing demand for computer professionals with a sound understanding of basic computer applications in business covering key programming languages, data base management, systems analysis, computer software development in specific applications such as studies, financial management and long range planning.

Diploma in computer applications (DCA) is usually six months, but could be a year depending on the course curriculum and institution. It has been designed for aspirants who want to enhance their knowledge in the computer applications.

Generally, this program imparts specialization in the following fields:

  • Basics Computer Skills
  • MS Office Applications
  • ERP Basics
  • Internet Basics
  • E-Business
  • Software Hacking & IT security
  • PC Assembly and Trouble-shooting
  • Software Engineering


To apply for this program, you should have cleared 10th

Career prospects:

Following are the few fields students can look at after pursuing this program but prior work experience and job profile are a must:

  • Networking & Internet working
  • Database Development & Administration
  • Programming – Development tools, languages
  • Technical writing
  • Software design & engineering
  • Graphic design and animation
  • Web/ e-commerce development

In this industry, one can earn from Rs 8000 to Rs 25000 per month basis the job profile and work experience you possess.

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Should I choose DTU or NSUT for computer science next year

Dhruv malik –

Assuming that this answer is read when NSIT has turned into NSUT: (which hasn’t happened till 2016)

Now that none of the colleges can offer you a DU degree, it doesn’t matter if the brand is DTU or NSUT.
Your choice should rather be based on the academics and social life at theses colleges now.
PS: “Now because it’s known to everyone that it was DCE” sounds more like you want your “Aunty quotient” to be up.

Arnav singh –

I think it depends on what type of life do you want in a college.. DTU and Nsit both are equivalent for computer engineering as far Placement is concerned. Placement is awesome at both the colleges in software sector as well as non tech sector.But both colleges have shortcomings

. DTU intake is around 600 including COE, IT, SE, MCE while NSIT has around 350 students from IT, COE(correct me if am wrong). So competition for placements is less in NSIT as compared to DTU. But thanks to TnP cell of Dtu almost everyone gets placed in many dream companies and startups whith handsome salaries of above 12lpa. Each and every deserving student in DTU gets to topnotch companies like Amazon,Microsoft,Adobe, Codenation, Schlumberger, Sandisk, SAMSUNG R&D, Arista, Goldman sachs, UHG, HSBC and many more.Three students even have been placed in google India and 1 in Uber with package of 1.23 crore. The same goes with Nsit. So placement is not an issue until and unless you are obsessed witb the intake numbers.

2.Facult at Nsit is slightly better than at DTU, but it does not help off at either college, its only the students who build careerpath for themselves.