The Impact Of Situated Cognition In eLearning

Situated Cognition In eLearning: What eLearning Professionals Need To Know

While a variety of Instructional Design approaches may prepare learners for the real world by instilling knowledge, situated cognition throws them into the thick of things, so to speak, right from the start. By creating eLearning activities and exercises that are taken straight from the real world, learners have the opportunity to acquire and apply knowledge in context.

Collins, Brown, and Newman, the creators of the Situated Cognition model believed that learning culture played a major role in education, and that learning by doing was an often overlooked approach. Though this theory was formulated decades ago, it is still a powerful methodology in eLearning today.

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