Teaching and learning theories provide educators with a framework to guide in the development of courses and course activities. Understanding and applying teaching and learning theories in the classroom make teachers more effective. The purpose of this assignment is for students to identify and analyze teaching and learning theories and apply them to an online or blended learning environment. The student will compose a 3- to 5-page paper (excluding title page and reference page) focused on selecting three teaching and learning theories in an online environment and discuss the application of the theories in an online environment. Important elements to consider for this paper include: a) how theories might be applied differently with online courses from on-ground courses; b) which theories seem to fit best with an online environment; c) how theories would guide the selection and creation of online assignments; d) how theories would guide the selection of resources and supports; e) which learning styles fit best with an online environment; and f) how theories would guide the course design and layout.