Learning Theories

UMUC Learning Theory Portfolio

In pursuit of completing the UMUC Instructional Design and Theory: Learning Theories course and certification, I am exploring current learning theories and their applications to online learning. In the following pages, I have researched, written, and depicted these learning theories. 

Learning Theories Explored


This learning theory originates from Ivan Pavlov’s experimentation regarding “classical conditioning…

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Constructivism is the learning theory in which learners construct their own learning through their experiences and social interactions…

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Cognitivism describes learning as a process rather than as a product…

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This last learning theory focuses on how adults learn rather than how babies or children learn. Since adults have more experience with life and learning, they have different learning processes…

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