School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Primary Subject Area
brain-based learning, online, IGNITE, higher education
Tompkins, Abreena Walker, "Brain-Based Learning Theory: An Online Course Design Model" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 22.
Abstract Abreena W. Tompkins. BRAIN-BASED LEARNING THEORY: AN ONLINE COURSE DESIGN MODEL (Under the direction of Dr. Steven Deckard) School of Education, February, 2006. The development of a theoretical brain-based online course design model with potential transferability across course management systems in higher education is the problem for this study. Qualitative inquiry was the emergent design and consisted of an extensive current, relevant literature review of educational literature in brain-based learning theory, online course design, and course management systems for the purpose of developing a theoretical brain-based online course design model for higher education. The model developed includes synthesized indicators from the analytical charting. The proposed model is presented in acronym form, which in and of itself aligns with brain-based learning theory. The acronym IGNITE has emerged as the theoretical brain-based model and will be discussed.