Neurodiverse experiences of cognitive load in online education

Anne-Laure Le Cunff

Research output: Contribution to conference typesPoster


Co-designed in partnership with a research advisory board of neurodivergent students, this study used a qualitative comparison design with a sample of 14 neurotypical and 12 neurodivergent university students to compare and contrast their experiences of cognitive load in online education. While neurodivergent students reported many similar experiences compared to their neurotypical peers, some challenges were greater for neurodivergent students, causing additional stress and difficulties in effectively engaging with the educational content. The results of this study suggest there is a need to further explore the relationship between neurodiversity and cognitive load in online learning to ensure fully inclusive learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventAdvance HE EDI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2023: The Shoulders of Giants: Listening, Learning and Improving our Practice - The DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 202316 Mar 2023


ConferenceAdvance HE EDI Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2023
Abbreviated titleAdvance HE EDI Conference 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • neurodiversity
  • cognitive load
  • higher education


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