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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Instructional Design Models and Theories: Action Learning Model

Instructional Design Models and Theories: Action Learning Model

Thursday, 18 December 2014 by Christopher Pappas

The Action Learning Model was first introduced by Professor Reginald Revans in 1980, who was a noted physicist and the…

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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…

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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…

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