Instructional Design Theories

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Applying Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning

Applying Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning

Sunday, 9 April 2017 by Arunima Majumdar

A number of learning theories can be utilized for eLearning, and developers have to wise to choose one that would…

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Top 5 Instructional Design Theories For Modern Online Training

Top 5 Instructional Design Theories For Modern Online Training

Friday, 31 March 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Instructional Design theories are tried and true. However, you must be able to determine which methodology is best for your…

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5 Tips To Integrate Discovery Learning Activities Into Your Instructional Design

5 Tips To Integrate Discovery Learning Activities Into Your Instructional Design

Saturday, 17 December 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Firsthand experience is a crucial component of the learning process. It gives learners the power to explore topics on their…

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The Pleasure-Pain Principle

The Pleasure-Pain Principle

Friday, 9 December 2016 by Alex Terego

The pleasure-pain principle applies to all instruction. Here is how to set your group’s mood to optimum learning.

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8 Tips To Choose The Best Instructional Design Model For Your Next eLearning Course

8 Tips To Choose The Best Instructional Design Model For Your Next eLearning Course

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Innovation and research are at the heart of eLearning. Every year new eLearning methodologies and technologies come to light. As…

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Leveraging Gagné's Nine Events Of Instruction

Leveraging Gagné's Nine Events Of Instruction

Friday, 23 September 2016 by Marina Arshavskiy

Robert Gagné put forward a unique set of events to help Instructional Designers create effective learning materials. His nine-event based…

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6 Sign Learning Theory Elements To Include In eLearning Course Design

6 Sign Learning Theory Elements To Include In eLearning Course Design

Thursday, 1 September 2016 by Christopher Pappas

If you are looking for a goal-centric learning approach that adds order to the cognitive chaos, then the Sign Learning…

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3 Tips To Apply The Levels Of Processing Theory In eLearning Course Design

3 Tips To Apply The Levels Of Processing Theory In eLearning Course Design

Thursday, 25 August 2016 by Christopher Pappas

If you think you have a firm grasp on how the human memory works, the Levels of Processing Theory may…

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming In Learning And Education

Neuro-Linguistic Programming In Learning And Education

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by Maricel Rivera

What is neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)? How helpful is neuro-linguistic programming in learning? This article explores the topic and provides information…

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The Transformative Learning Theory: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

The Transformative Learning Theory: What eLearning Professionals Should Know

Friday, 19 August 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Every eLearning professional strives to facilitate change. It may be on a large scale, such as helping their online learners…

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7 Tips To Apply The Generative Learning Theory In Corporate eLearning

7 Tips To Apply The Generative Learning Theory In Corporate eLearning

Saturday, 6 August 2016 by Christopher Pappas

Are you offering your employees a meaningful corporate eLearning experience, in the truest sense of the word? The human mind…

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Swiss Cheese Learning: Is Your Course Full Of Holes?

Swiss Cheese Learning: Is Your Course Full Of Holes?

Friday, 5 August 2016 by Anna Sabramowicz

In this article, I’ll be talking mostly about Swiss cheese. Well, actually, something I call Swiss Cheese Learning. It’s learning…

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