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2 Educational theories that can help take teaching online

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Figure 3 Theories help us to understand best approaches to online education.

When referring to online education and its advantages for learners, three theories are often discussed. These are behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism. You do not need to delve deeply into any of these theories, but it is useful to bear in mind the general ideas behind them when considering a move to an online or blended teaching environment.