What is Instructional Design

I have tried to explain some of the learning theories that we as instructional designers use today to define, create, and improve our courses. I feel that having a good grasp of how these theories fit into our ID world today gives us a better perspective of how we should go forward with creating courses.

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For any learning to take place, the learner should be able to connect to the setting in which learning is expected to happen. For example, […]


Often termed as objectivism, reductionism, or associationism, the basic precept of empiricism is that knowledge is attained through experience. The reality constructed basis this knowledge […]


Pragmatism is a philosophical perspective that takes into account a practical consequence and then traces back the underlying theory that caused this consequence. This underlying […]

Educational Philosophies and Theories.....

   Educational Philosophies a. Constructivism (Rationalism)                     i.   Individual                     ii.  Social                     iii. Contextualism b. Empiricism (Objectivism) c. Pragmatism E  Educational Theories a. Learning […]

Learning Theories

I was reading up on some instructional theories and it was very interesting to see how these theories have influenced and shaped up the way […]

Instructional Design Simplified

What is Instructional Design (ID)? I am sure that all of us in the learning business have heard about it…technical writers and instructional designers and […]

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