IST:520 Term 2
This subject introduces learning theory as a foundation for the design of learning technology interventions. Starting with a historical approach, this subject will cover behavioral, cognitive, social, and biological theories of learning, with their instructional implications. The role of this subject is to provide both a support for the process of design and as grounding for extensions to learning theory that occurs in your other classes. A brief introduction to analysis of research will be included, as well as training on using human subjects in research.
Gredler, M. E. (2009). Learning and Instruction, Theory into Practice, 6th Edition. Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall: New Jersey.
Third Update on Adult Learning Theory: New Directions for Adult and continuing Education. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco. Merriam, S.B. (Ed) (2001). [Articles available online. See link below-Access Articles Online.]
The New Update on Adult Learning Theory: New Directions for Adult and continuing Education. Jossey-Bass: San Francisco. [Articles available online. See link below--Access Articles Online.]