Instructional Design Theories

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Elaboration Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Elaboration Theory

Saturday, 6 December 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Elaboration Theory was introduced by Charles Reigeluth, an American educational theorist in 1979. The Elaboration Theory supports that the…

Instructional Design
5 Psychology Principles That eLearning Professionals Should Know

5 Psychology Principles That eLearning Professionals Should Know

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 by Christopher Pappas

In this article, I'll highlight 5 psychology principles that you should use before you develop your next eLearning courses. Knowing…

Design and Development
Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Sociocultural Learning Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Sociocultural Learning Theory

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 by Christopher Pappas

Leo Vygotsky, a Russian psychologist, introduced the Sociocultural Learning Theory in 1978. His quote that “through others we become ourselves”…

Instructional Design
5 Brain Hacks to Get Your eLearners to Learn Faster

5 Brain Hacks to Get Your eLearners to Learn Faster

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 by Vicki Kunkel

What if you could give your elearners the superpower of learning faster? Sound impossible? Not if you know the cognitive…

Instructional Design
How To Use The 6 Laws of Perception in eLearning

Tips On How To Use The 6 Laws of Perception in eLearning

Monday, 24 November 2014 by Christopher Pappas

In this article, I'll highlight the 6 Laws of Perception, also known as the Principles of Grouping (or Gestalt Laws…

Design and Development
Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: The Generative Learning Theory

Sunday, 16 November 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Generative Learning Theory was introduced in 1974 by Merlin C. Wittrock an American educational psychologist. The Generative Learning Theory…

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How To Use The 8 Learning Events Model In eLearning

How To Use The 8 Learning Events Model In eLearning

Monday, 10 November 2014 by Christopher Pappas

In this article, I'll discuss how to use Leclercq and Poumay's 8 Learning Events Model in eLearning. You'll find applications…

Design and Development
Instructional Design Models and Theories Dual Coding Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Dual Coding Theory

Thursday, 6 November 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Dual Coding Theory was introduced by the Emeritus Professor of Psychology Allan Paivio in 1971.

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Instructional Design Models and Theories Individualized Instruction Model

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Individualized Instruction Model

Thursday, 30 October 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Keller Plan, which is often referred to as “The Personalized System of Instruction”, was developed in the middle sixties…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models and Theories Subsumption Theory

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Subsumption Theory

Thursday, 23 October 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Subsumption Learning Theory was developed in 1963 by the American psychologist David Ausubel. The theory focuses on how individuals…

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Instructional Design Models and Theories Problem-Based Learning

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Problem-Based Learning

Friday, 17 October 2014 by Christopher Pappas

Problem-based Learning (PBL) was introduced by Howard Burrows, an American physician and medical educator, in the late ’60s within the…

Instructional Design
Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning

Motivate Your Learners! The Self-Determination Theory for e-Learning

Thursday, 9 October 2014 by Christie Wroten

Motivation—it’s something e-Learning professionals are always talking about. How do I motivate my learners? Why aren’t my employees motivated? What…

Instructional Design
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