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ECE 201 Learning Theorist Presentation: First: Conduct your Research

Before you search!

Looking for stuff goes better when you know what you're looking for. Here are some tips for when you're starting your research:

  • Review the assignment:
    • What do you need to present/know?
    • What do you think the flow of your presentation will be? Make a draft outline (you can change it later as needed)
  • Review your textbook or find some information on a popular site online:
    • What questions do you have?
    • What terms will you need to use and define?

Using WISE and Credo

Books at Westminster that may be helpful to everyone! (Click on the cover)


Learning Theories A-Z


Learning Theories



What about websites?



You might be asking: "Can I use Google?"

The answer: "Yes, BUT..."


Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is this website known within the field/ trusted as a 'good source'? 
  • Can you find the author's name?
    • Is the author an educator or subject expert?
  • How is this website making money?
    • Are there any obvious advertisements? 
    • Is the website itself trying to sell someone something (a Montessori school will be trying to get parents to enroll their kids. There may be helpful information there, but acknowledge that is it biased!)
  • What's the URL?
    • Anyone can get a .com or .org domain. .edu and .gov sites are often more reliable. 


For this project, it's probably best to use a mix of academic sources through the library and good internet sources