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Friday, April 30, 2021

The eight generations of learning transfer have had significant influence on how instructional systems design has evolved.

To many instructional designers, the construct of learning transfer is most often relegated to the nice-to-know circular bin next to their workspace. They tell me, "Sure, it tells a story about the theoretical foundations of instructional design, but what has it done for me lately?"


Well, lots actually.

The most operational definition of learning transfer for us in

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