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5 Principles of Instruction That Will Make Your eLearning Rock

Learn how you can enhance your instruction by incorporating Merrill's First Principles of Instruction into your eLearning course designs.

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5 Principles of Instruction That Will Make Your eLearning Rock

  1. 1. Franklin University Presents 5 Principles of Instruction That Will Make Your eLearning Rock
  2. 2. Instructional principles Help increase learning Make learning applicable to the real world
  3. 3. YOU can apply these principles to your designs. eLearning course &
  4. 4. These principles are Merrill's First Principles of Instruction 1. Task-centered 2. Activation 3. Demonstration 4. Application 5. Integration
  5. 5. We used Merrill's First Principles of Instruction to Redesign a Course (IDPT 650) Let's define & see design examples of each principle
  6. 6. Task-Centered When learning occurs within the context of a real-world task. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration
  7. 7. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration We use 4 real-world case studies in IDPT 650.
  8. 8. Activation When learners are provided with an organizing structure, such as... Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration
  9. 9. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration ...this graphic organizer.
  10. 10. Demonstration When new knowledge & skills are demonstrated in the real world. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration We created 7 eLearning pieces for demonstration.
  11. 11. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration 765432 1 Each piece focused on one phase of the process.
  12. 12. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration Each eLearning piece follows Sally. Sally is an instructional designer who's using the Evaluation Process to evaluate new hire training at a company.
  13. 13. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration To demonstrate each step in the Evaluation Process, we provide: 1. The phase definition & description.
  14. 14. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration The Phase Definition & Description
  15. 15. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration To demonstrate each step in the Evaluation Process, we provide: 1. The phase definition & description. 2. A description of how Sally accomplished the phase at her company.
  16. 16. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration Description of Sally's phase accomplishments
  17. 17. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration To demonstrate each step in the Evaluation Process, we provide: 1. The phase definition & description. 2. A description of how Sally accomplished the phase at her company. 3. Example documents Sally created.
  18. 18. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration Sally's Example Documents
  19. 19. Application When learners apply new knowledge & skills in the real world. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration We use 2 application methods in IDPT 650.
  20. 20. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration Application 1: eLearning Self-Check
  21. 21. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration 1. Planning a design process 2. Developing evaluation instruments 3. Analyzing data 4. Creating evaluation reports We use case studies which include: Application 2: Course Assignments
  22. 22. Integration When learners discuss, reflect on, or plan to use their new knowledge. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration
  23. 23. Task-Centered Activation Demonstration Application Integration Learners reflect on how they'll integrate their new knowledge into their lives in a reflection assignment at the end IDPT 650.
  24. 24. You can use Merrill's First Principles of Instruction to help learners in the real world. apply their knowledge
  25. 25. Merrill's First Principles of Instruction 1. Task-centered 2. Activation 3. Demonstration 4. Application 5. Integration
  26. 26. these 5 Principles of Instruction to make your eLearning rock. You can use
  27. 27. IDPT 650 eLearning Samples Network References The Evaluation Process @i4_FranklinU Blog Website Merrill, M. D. (2002). First principles of instruction. Educational Technology Research and Development, 50 (3), 43-59. The Design Phase

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