Teaching: Learning Theories

CI 540: Learning Models for Instructional Design and Technology

Surveys models of learning as they apply to the fields of Instructional Design and Instructional Technology. Models covered range from behaviorism to constructivism, along with theories concerning cognitive development and motivation. Theories are applied to analyzing instructional situations.

Syllabus from Fall 2007

Class Projects:

  • The core activity is the CLIENT/CONSULTANT simulation. One student creates a learning"problem" and acts as the client while another student uses his or her growing knowledge of learning theories to act as a Learning Consultant. The consultant issues a report to the client. Every student is both a client and a consultant for another student. The client then evaluates the consultant's report.