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Chapter 6 from the book Theory and Practice of Online Learning

Chapter 6 from the book Theory and Practice of Online Learning

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  • 1. Fleming’s Framework Flemings (1987) framework is addressing six-element typology of teaching tasks and objectives. i. attention, ii. perception and recall, iii. organization and sequencing, iv. instruction and feedback, v. learner participation, and vi. higher-order thinking and concept formation.
  • 2. • To be effective, training must attract and hold the learners attention.Attention • Instruction must also recognize that attention tends to be individual, selective, fluid and simple. • Perception and recall can be aided by comparison and contrast; similarity andPerception grouping also assist recall.and Recall • Presentations that focus on differences are distinguished better by learners, and their contents may be easier to recall.
  • 3. • The first and last items in a sequence are especially important; introductions andOrganization summaries represent key learning opportunities. and • Modeling and demonstrations can result inSequenzing learning. • Repetition and review increase learning up to a point. • The more mature the learner, the more informative the feedback should be. Instruction • Feedback should be prompt, but it does not and Feedback have to be immediate. • Feedback can be reduced as the learner becomes more experienced and more proficient.
  • 4. • Activities that encourage the formation in the learner of mental images increase learning. • Language use accompanying or providing Learner context for newly learned concepts increasesParticipation learning. For example, composing a verbal narrative while learning complex or abstract material assists in retention. • signal learning • stimulus-response learning • motor-chain learningHigher Order • verbal association Thinking • multiple discrimination • concept learning • principle learning • problem-solving
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