Robert Gagne surmised there was a nine-step process for creating good instruction. In his book The Conditions of Learning first published in 1965, Gagne outlined the Nine Events of Instruction. These nine events are widely used as a foundation upon which to structure an online course.

The nine events are:

Take a look at some examples of how the Nine Events were used to structure online content and ways CourseArc can support applying learning theory in your design process.

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