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Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 3 - Development

Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 3 - Development

Thursday, 3 September 2015 by Michael Treser

The development’s stage involves having the format and the plan of the course approved by the higher-ups/clients and getting the…

Instructional Design
Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 2 - Design

Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 2 - Design

Monday, 24 August 2015 by Michael Treser

In the previous installment we took our first look at the ADDIE model. We learned its general characteristics, considered its…

Instructional Design
Getting To Know ADDIE: Analysis

Getting To Know ADDIE: Part 1 – Analysis

Sunday, 16 August 2015 by Michael Treser

Although there are many different models and methodologies for the creation of training materials in the eLearning world, the ADDIE…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Anchored Instruction

Wednesday, 1 July 2015 by Christopher Pappas

The Anchored Instruction Educational Model was introduced in 1990 by The Cognition and Technology Group at Vanderbilt University, with John…

Instructional Design
5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning

5 Instructional Design Tips To Enhance Metacognition In eLearning

Friday, 26 June 2015 by Christopher Pappas

An empowered learner is a successful learner. Not only do they have the confidence they need to solve problems autonomously,…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Situated Cognition Theory And The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model

Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Situated Cognition Theory And The Cognitive Apprenticeship Model

Sunday, 7 June 2015 by Christopher Pappas

The Situated Cognition Theory, outlined by Brown, Collins, and Duguid in 1989, is centered around the idea that knowing is…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Cognitive Flexibility Theory

Instructional Design Models And Theories: The Cognitive Flexibility Theory

Saturday, 30 May 2015 by Christopher Pappas

The Cognitive Flexibility Theory, introduced by Spiro, Feltovich, and Coulson in 1988, is about how learning takes place in “complex”…

Instructional Design
Behaviorism In Instructional Design For eLearning: When And How To Use

Behaviorism In Instructional Design For eLearning: When And How To Use

Thursday, 28 May 2015 by Marisa Keramida (M.Ed.)

How to write about the “benefits” of behaviorism when it is the learning approach that the most critiques has received?…

Instructional Design
Instructional Design Models And Theories: Keller’s ARCS Model Of Motivation

Instructional Design Models And Theories: Keller’s ARCS Model Of Motivation

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 by Christopher Pappas

John Keller is the founder of the ARCS Model of Motivation, which is based upon the idea that there are…

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
How Brain Works? Surprising Brain Facts For eLearning Designers

How Brain Works? Surprising Brain Facts For eLearning Designers

Sunday, 8 February 2015 by Jiyo Mathew Johnson

Are you an eLearning Developer or a Designer in anyways? Have you ever wondered why you are not able to…

Design and Development
The Forgetting Curve in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The Forgetting Curve in eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Wednesday, 31 December 2014 by Christopher Pappas

You may have devoted countless hours to content development and eLearning course design, but all will be for naught if…

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