The Four-Dimensional Instructional Design in eLearning and Virtual Reality Training

The aim of the seminar to is present a new approach to instructional design (ID) based on theory of a Danish scientist, Knud Illeris, who distinguished three dimensions of learning (cognitive, emotional, and social). Due to specificity of learning in cyberspace, a growing interest of virtual reality (VR) accessories, the authors propose to include another dimension, a psychomotor one. This four-dimensional instructional design involves cognitive, emotional, social and psychomotor aspects of learning. This conceptual framework is universal – it allows for harmonious and well-thought-out planning of e-course components on various applications and devices. The presented concept is based on preliminary research on a small number of responders.

An example for introducing the four dimensional ID approach, is planning and designing VR training for chemical troops. The training has to provide painless learning on mistakes, forming desirable habits and automatic reactions on external stimuli, maintaining interoperability in international environment. Basic tasks performed in a virtual environment should involve specifically contamination recon, decontamination, taking samples, decontamination effectiveness check with environmental protection. An author concept of instructional design aims to provide a balanced approach to the training activities what strengthens learning experience and impacts significantly on learners’ engagement.


·         K. Illeris (2003). Three Dimensions of Learning: Contemporary learning theory in the tension field between the cognitive, the emotional and the social. Malabar, Florida: Krieger.

·         STANAG 2591, Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL).

·         AJP-3.8 Edition A Version 1 – Allied Joint Doctrine for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defence.

·         ATP-3.8.1 Volume I – CBRN Defence on Operations.

·         ATP-3.8.1 Volume II – Specialist CBRN Defence Capabilities.

·         ATP-3.8.1 Volume III – CBRN Defence Standards for Education, Training and Evaluation.


Letzte Änderung: 27. Juli 2018