Applying Learning Theories to Online Instructional Design




THE following tutorial consists of five learning modules. Each module describes a learning theory and how that learning theory can be applied to improving online teaching and training materials. Each module features:

  1. a description of a well known learning theory;

  2. a practical example of how the theory and related strategies can be applied to a particular instructional objective or web-design problem; and

  3. a list of related pedagogical and web-design strategies as researched in the literature.

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1999 by Peter J. Patsula