ERIC Number: ED499115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Learning Principles and Assessments. DETC Occasional Paper Number 26
Islam, Mofidul S.; Manjone, Joseph D.
Distance Education and Training Council
Researchers define learning in many different ways, but all agree learning causes a permanent change in human behavior. The purpose of this DETC Occasional Paper is to illustrate how the principles of learning can facilitate the design of effective instruction. The authors first describe the principles of learning (contiguity, repetition, reinforcement, and social-cultural principles of learning) and types of learning and outcome assessment; then discuss outcome assessment through grading rubrics and provide examples of rubrics for use in evaluating writing and discussion board posting. (Contains 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Instructional Design, Learning Processes, Educational Principles, Behavior Change, Student Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Scoring Rubrics, Educational Assessment, Writing Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Discussion Groups, Writing Evaluation, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills, Higher Education, College Instruction
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Distance Education and Training Council, Washington, DC.