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Evaluating and Identifying Online Resources

The second resource that I research was the Learning Theories and Instruction Blog. This blog had an article about problem solving methods during the learning process. This article introduced me to two additional resources. First, was Robert Sternberg’s “…triarchic theory of human intelligence that can be adopted in classrooms to teach problem solving encompassing three types of problems encountered in daily lives: analytical, creative, and practical” (Shook Cheong, 2004) and second was a website that has a knowledge base of instructional design theories and models. Unfortunately, the author of this site does not identify him/herself very well (Taft,2010). This blog introduced me to Problem Based Learning that includes:

  • problem scenario
  • identify facts
  • generate hypotheses
  • id knowledge deficiencies
  • apply new knowledge
  • abstraction

And the  5 goals of Problem Based Learning which are:

  1. Constructing Extensive and Flexible Knowledge
  2. Developing Effective Problem-Solving Skills
  3. Developing Self-Directed Learner (SDL) Skills
  4. Becoming Effective Collaborators
  5. Becoming Intrinsically Motivated

Classroom teachers utilized these skills and goals daily. As instructional designers we have to remember that creating material for learning also needs to meet these skills and goals. The resources that I was provided through this blog were eye opening and very beneficial.

Hsiuwei. (2007, April 22). Problem-based learning. Knowledge Base of Instructional Design Theories and Models. Retrieved January 17, 2010, from

Shook Cheong, Agnes Chang. (2004). Problem Solving. Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. SAGE Publications. Retrieved January 17, 2010, from




I am a Learning Strategy Lead, Project Manager, and Professor at the local college. I teach diverse audiences through in person and online learning environments. I manage projects that Instructional Designers create elessons for and consult on curriculum developments. I look forward to continuing to teach in the future, utilizing my instructional designer skills to help create engaging learning environments.

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