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INSDSG 602: The Adult as Learner -- Bellnier

Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design

This short article will provide a short description of the learning theories described in the chapters then connect those theories to potential applications in instructional design. I recommend reviewing this as an approach to thinking about theories rather than dogma for how to apply them. As this course proceeds, consider applying a similar approach to your understanding of the theories and the potential environment(s) you are planning to work in.

Jon-Erik Reynolds. (2018, March 17). Implications Of Learning Theories On Instructional Design. ELearning Industry; eLearning Industry.


An optional additional reading on the same topic. There is a very nice chart that I would recommend taking a look at.

Christensen, T. K. (2008). The role of theory in instructional design: Some views of an ID practitioner. Performance Improvement, 47(4), 25–32.


As an adult learner, consider how you might put some of these learning theories into practice in your own learning. These are optional. You may find them interesting, and even useful.

How to Choose the Right Way to Study for You: Advice for Students — The Learning Scientists. (2020, January 9). The Learning Scientists. The Learning Scientists.

‌Memorize Academy. (2016). How to Study Effectively for School or College [Top 6 Science-Based Study Skills] [YouTube Video]. In YouTube.

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