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Dr. Robert J. Trader
Department of Communication

rtrader@mcdaniel.edu

Research Interests
Message Design The optimal design of messages for increasing cognitive learning outcomes through the use of new and existing information and communication technologies.
Message Reception Individual differences (such as need for cognition, holistic orientation, and tolerance for ambiguity) in relation to message effects.
Areas of Expertise
Instructional Communication Message effects in relation to cognitive learning outcomes such as knowledge acquisition within the higher education context.
Visual Communication The viusal representations of thought and thinking (graphical representations of theory); visual design to increase cognition; digital design
Computer-Mediated Communication Information seeking behavior; technological enhancements of human physical and mental limitations; learning communities
Professional Organizations NCA, ECA, AECT, ASIS&T, AOIR, IVLA
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