Learning Theory: Introduction
From the LDNet Project.
What research tells us about learning and learning design
Learning design models are underpinned by established learning theories. There is an evolving research base for Learning Design with links to the development of social constructivism, communities of practice and new ways of learning made possible by new technologies.
The learning designer needs to have some knowledge of learning theory in order to establish the constructive alignment of course learning outcomes, activities, resources, supports and teaching/learning strategies.
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