Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction

Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction is another well-known framework or process for instructional design.  It involves nine components that together create optimal learning 1) gain attention of students, 2) inform students of the objectives, 3) stimulate recall of prior learning, 4) present the content, 5) provide learning guidance, 6) elicit performance (practice), 7) provide feedback, 8) assess performance, 9) enhance retention and transfer to the job (Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center, 1992).

This video is an example of student-generated content.  The video “Robert Gagne:  The Conditions of Learning” was an assignment in a graduate program.  We are using it here as a brief (9 minute) overview.  Student-generated content is an example of how students can produce real-world, usable learning objects that others can then use to effectively learn from.

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Next, we’re going to look at some of the quality tools and processes utilized within education to ensure high quality in online and blended learning.

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