Instructional Design (Learning Theories) OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Instructional Design Course by USU

Published Feb 04, 2009

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Two great theorists in the field of instructional design and learning theories came to Utah State University and discussed their work in front of an audience. This conversation was recorded and is now offered as OpenCourseWare. 'Conversation on Instructional Design' may appeal to undergraduate students in a bachelor's degree in education or students who intend to go for a master's in education.

Conversation on Instructional Design: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Conversation on Instructional Design: Course Description

This course consists of a three and a half hour conversation between Dr. Robert Gagné and Dr. M. David Merrill that occurred on July 10, 1989 in front of about 200 people. Both are important theorists in education and instruction, having developed their own structure of ideas about how learning happens and how best to convey knowledge. The major points of their discussion were later published in Educational Technology journal.

The conversation is recorded in multiple short mp4 videoclips, most about ten minutes long. These may be downloaded or streamed. A reference list to the Educational Technology articles is available under 'Additional Resources.'

The course includes clips, available for downloading or streaming and study material. To listen in on this discussion of instructional design and learning theories, visit the instructional design course page.

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