Michael K. Gardner

Michael K. Gardner is professor of learning sciences and Associate Chair in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah. His research area includes cognitive processes, memory, individual differences, cognition in aging, and measurement. He has published one edited book and one co-authored book, has numerous journal articles and book chapters, and has received over $1 million in external support for his research. He is former Acting Dean of the College of Education at the University of Utah.


Handbook of Research on Serious Games for Educational Applications
Robert Zheng, Michael K. Gardner. © 2017. 496 pages.
Games have been part of the entertainment industry for decades. Once only considered viable for personal entertainment, virtual gaming media is now being explored as a useful...
What Cognitive Psychology Can Tell Us About Educational Computer Games
Michael K. Gardner, David L. Strayer. © 2017. 18 pages.
Developers of educational computer games often have incomplete knowledge of the cognitive abilities of learners, yet this knowledge can be useful in informing game design. This...
Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs
Robert Z. Zheng, Robert D. Hill, Michael K Gardner. © 2013. 420 pages.
The study of older adults and internet use has emerged as a specific area of interest which covers a wide range of topics ranging from behaviors of senior adults in information...
Training Older Adults to Improve their Episodic Memory: Three Different Approaches to Enhancing Numeric Memory
Michael K Gardner, Robert D. Hill. © 2013. 21 pages.
This chapter reviews the episodic memory difficulties typically encountered by older adults. It presents data that demonstrates that mnemonic interventions can improve episodic...