Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater


  • Kevin S. Thompson University of Connecticut



Instructional design model, human resource development, adult learning, evidence-based, synergy, learning objectives, performance objectives


Instructional design models provide process insight that guides learning solution designers in their work to meet learning objectives and improve performance. Human resource development scholars often focus on individual learning components that support meeting learning and performance objectives. Learning practitioners who design learning solutions must review significant amounts of research studies to extract information that may assist them in their roles. This paper introduces the evidence-based Synergetic Learning Model, focused exclusively on design, intended to leverage the work of scholars holistically for the benefit of learning practitioners.

Author Biography

Kevin S. Thompson, University of Connecticut

Kevin Thompson is an Assistant Professor in Residence in Management. The Management Department is located at 2100 Hillside Rd, Storrs, CT 06268. He teaches human capital courses in the Human Resources Management graduate program and at the undergraduate level, as well as the strategy capstone course for undergraduate business students. Kevin advises honors students on experiential honors projects, is a service-learning fellow leading experiential, service-learning projects for the School of Business, and is a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development.  




How to Cite

Thompson, K. S. (2020). Synergetic Learning Model: The Sum is Greater. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 13(1), pp. 62–76.