ATD 2021 International Conference and Exposition
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In this session, you’ll get a basic introduction to learning theory. As an accidental instructional designer, you may not have a lot of background knowledge on adult learners and how to develop for best practices. I’ll walk you through the history and research of learning theories and philosophies.
Starting with Malcolm Knowles (1968) coining “Adult Learning Theory” for andragogy, to Robert Gagne’s “Condition’s of Learning” for designing instruction and selecting appropriate media to Mayer’s principle’s for eLearning development, you’ll get an introduction to basic concepts that can be applied to your next project.
We’ll review examples of e-Learning modules and discuss how they might be improved based on these theories and philosophies.
You’ll learn key terms used by instructional designers. You’ve probably heard of ADDIE, but do you know what it means? At the end of this session you’ll be able to explain what ADDIE is and how you can use it, or not, with SAM or LLAMA depending on the constraints of your project with your SMEs. (Don’t know what this means yet? Don’t worry- you will!) Walk out with a cheat sheet to major acronyms that you can immediately use in the next presentation you attend.