Applying Learning Theories
to Online Instructional Design
By Peter J. Patsula, Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul. 1999

A) System Requirements

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B) Getting Started

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C) Acknowledgement

The following tutorial was inspired by and borrows heavily from Greg Kearsley’s The Theory Into Practice Database (1994) which is available online at

1999 by Peter J. Patsula
(this tutorial has been designed for MDDE 621 students studying
in the Masters of Distance Education Program at Athabasca University)