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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…

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…

Instructional Design
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…

Instructional Design
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…

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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. His quote that “through others we become ourselves” could be…

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…

Design and Development
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…

Instructional Design
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…

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