Marc Prensky's/Angela Maiers' Keynotes and Instructional Design

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Both Marc Prensky and Angela Maiers spoke about the need for educators to allow students to solve real-world problems. Just in case anyone has not read M. David Merrill's First Principles of Instruction (about focusing instruction on real world problems), see:

Merrill's is a very simple framework for effective instruction:

The areas of Integration and Application usually do not appear in lesson plans according to this Cengage article: What Activities Work to Achieve Learning? Merrill’s First Principles. In online courses, demonstration is sometimes missing.