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Pedagogy Vs Andragogy: An Unnecessary Paradigm

Pedagogy Vs Andragogy: An Unnecessary Paradigm

Thursday, 21 April 2016 by Chris Straley

How can a thoughtful learning professional best address the needs of learners regardless of their age? The following article provides…

Instructional Design
Applying The Flow Theory In Online Training

Applying The Flow Theory In Online Training

Saturday, 9 April 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, the noted psychologist and professor who introduced the Flow Theory, described it as "the holistic experience that people…

Instructional Design
Following A Discovery Learning Approach To Instructional Design

Following A Discovery Learning Approach To Instructional Design

Monday, 4 April 2016 by Christopher Pappas

We humans are curious creatures. We are always striving to learn more about ourselves and the world around us, and…

Instructional Design
Cognitive Limitations Of Adult Learners In eLearning: 6 Factors To Consider

Cognitive Limitations Of Adult Learners In eLearning: 6 Factors To Consider

Monday, 21 March 2016 by Christopher Pappas

The human mind can only absorb so much before it throws in the proverbial towel. But how much is too…

Instructional Design
Designing eLearning For Adult Learners: 5 Psychology Principles To Apply

Designing eLearning For Adult Learners: 5 Psychology Principles To Apply

Friday, 18 March 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Learner behavior, perspectives, and mental states all play a pivotal role in eLearning. This is especially true for adult learners,…

Instructional Design
The Theory Of Mind, Empathy, And Mindblindness In eLearning

The Theory Of Mind, Empathy, And Mindblindness In eLearning

Monday, 15 February 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Being aware of differing perspectives and how our emotional states and beliefs shape us is an essential social skill. It…

Social Learning
The Attribution Theory In eLearning: Types, Dimensions And Stages

The Attribution Theory In eLearning: Types, Dimensions And Stages

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 by Christopher Pappas

The Attribution Theory relies heavily on cause and effect, motivation, and human behavior. In this article, I'll explore how these…

Instructional Design
Transfection (Trans- +[In]Fection) As Teaching: What Molecular Biology Has In Common With eLearning

Transfection (Trans- +[In]Fection) As Teaching: What Molecular Biology Has In Common With eLearning

Saturday, 23 January 2016 by Carrie Bailey

What is the relationship between eLearning and transfection? Unlike social media, eLearning is more controlled, which prevents it from “going…

Instructional Design
5 Tips For Using Connectivism In eLearning

5 Tips For Using Connectivism In eLearning

Monday, 4 January 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Siemens’ Connectivism Learning Theory suggests that online peer networks, such as social media sites and online forums, play a vital…

Instructional Design
How To Apply The Dick And Carey Model In eLearning: 9 Steps For eLearning Professionals

9 Steps To Apply The Dick And Carey Model In eLearning

Tuesday, 24 November 2015 by Christopher Pappas

Dick and Carey first introduced their Systems Approach Model back in 1978, when they published The Systematic Design of Instruction.…

Instructional Design
How To Apply Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning

How To Apply Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 by Christopher Pappas

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a step-by-step guide that could help you provide a complete and comprehensive online experience…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Component Display Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Component Display Theory

Saturday, 16 May 2015 by Christopher Pappas

The Component Display Theory was introduced in 1983 by M. David Merrill to work alongside Reigeluth's Theory, with the first…

Instructional Design
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