Category Archives: Program Design

Engaging Clientele through Mobile Learning

Melissa Cater, PhD It seems as if every day brings a new opportunity for expanding our educational delivery methods. While e-learning, or web-based content delivery, is the star of the moment, mobile learning (m-learning) offers new territory for reaching our … Continue reading

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Individuals Exist Within Multiple Groups: How Does This Impact Program Design?

Melissa Cater, PhD Programs are typically designed to influence individual behavior. Today, we will consider another approach to program design. Ecological Systems Theory (EST) was first proposed by Bronfenbrenner (1979). It has a number of pseudonyms of which social ecological … Continue reading

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Using the Theory of Planned Behavior in Program Design

Melissa Cater, PhD In the summary of my last post, I posed the question, “How do we develop programs which target changed attitudes?” Today, we will delve into Ajzen’s (1991) Theory of Planned Behavior and look at one answer to … Continue reading

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Program Design: Considering Personal, Behavioral, and Environmental Factors

Melissa Cater, PhD Today we will take a look at what Social Cognitive Theory can add to our program design toolbox. Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) was first proposed by Miller and Dollard (1941) as a theory of social learning and … Continue reading

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