My Approach to Applying Learning Theories to Instructional Design My Approach to Applying Learning Theories to Instructional Design

Throughout the course of my career I have learned, in great detail, about the following learning theories: Behaviorism Constructivism Connectivism Cognitivism Andragogy (Adult Learning Theory) Since I create course curriculum and facilitate classes for both children and adults, I definitely see these theories and approaches fitting into the courses I design. I also have a […]

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MicroLearning MicroLearning

For a recent MicroLearning project, I was tasked with learning a new (to me) digital media technology tool or application that could support me as an Instructional Designer. I actually used several freeware applications to create a quick video for new business owners, or anyone wanting to create their own website for free without having […]

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My Personal Learning Experiences with Cognitivism and Connectivism My Personal Learning Experiences with Cognitivism and Connectivism

Being a digital native, Connectivism has always played a large role not just in how I develop and facilitate curriculum – but also in my own personal learning experiences. For example, when I was a 14-year-old middle school student, I wanted to build my own website so I used Connectivism to teach myself how to read […]

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Cognitivism and Connectivism Cognitivism and Connectivism

An Overview of Cognitivism In Cognitivist learning theory, the thought processes are important to learning. These mental processes are shaped by our past experiences, which also shape how we process new information. Cognitivism focuses on acquiring knowledge and information. Social Cognitivism builds upon the theory of Cognitivism while also stressing that the learner is an […]

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FREE Checklist for Evaluating Digital Media

If you’re an Instructional Designer or Curriculum Developer, pulling multimedia or digital technology into your curriculum can be a great way to make your curriculum more interactive, interesting, memorable, and effective. However, you want to be mindful about which digital resources you include. I’ve created this FREE checklist to help you evaluate whether or not […]

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