2. How We Learn

A whirlwind tour of essential learning theory with a who’s who of big names in educational psychology

Learning Theory and Interface Design

Designers need to understand how people learn in order to develop learner-centered software ... learning sciences must be integrated into software design.

QUINTANA, ET AL., in “Learner-Centered Design,” The Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences

If you work in education, you’re probably familiar with terms like constructivism and names like Piaget. In employee training, instructional designers make reference to Bloom’s taxonomy or Mayer’s work on multimedia learning. Learning theory can be decidedly academic, but that’s only because learning is a complex thing. Theories provide explanations ...

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