In order to fill in the details in an online course in a way that will efficiently convey information to learners, you need to be aware of the ways that learners actually learn. Learning theories are a helpful source of information when developing courses, since they allow course developers to envision new ways of learning.
This lesson discusses learning styles and learning processes. Knowledge of learning theories will provide you with a solid foundation to help you develop skills that will make you a more effective online course designer. The best design decisions are based on a solid understanding of learning theories.