Article Title: Designing eLearning for Schema Theory
Publication: Integrated Learnings: eLearning
Summary: Many have seen news stories about someone with phenomenal memory or have been invited to workshops promising to improve memory. The method used in these examples is based on schema theory, which is one of the foundational models of learning psychology. This article describes schema theory and how it can help inform the design of eLearning.
That’s why recall is so important. Regardless of which instructional design model is your favorite – Gagne’s nine events of instruction, Merrill’s first principles, or something else – stimulating recall is likely an important component of it. Many interpret this recall step as a review from a previous lesson, reading, or training session. While it certainly can be a review of recent learning, it doesn’t have to be.