Instructional Technology/Instructional Theory

The following authors have had profound influence on the field of instructional technology.

Robert GagneEdit

  • Conditions of Learning
  • Mastery Learning
  • Learning Hierarchies
  • Nine Events of Instruction
  • Five Domains of Learning

M. David MerrillEdit

  • Teaching Concepts (with Tennyson)
  • Component Display Theory
  • Elaboration Theory for Content Sequencing (with Reigeluth)
  • Instructional Transaction Theory for Instructional Strategies
  • First Principles for Instruction
  • Five Star Rating System for Instruction

Michael J. SpectorEdit

  • Automated Instructional Design

Charles ReigeluthEdit

  • Elaboration Theory

David JonassenEdit


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