The Minimalist Theory is attributed to J.M. Carroll, and is based on constructivism. Carroll stated that "Adult learners are not blank slates; they don't have funnels in their heads; they have little patience for being treated as 'don't knows'." . Adult learners already have a wealth of experience and prior knowledge tucked away in their memory, which should be regarded as invaluable assets. It is our job, as eLearning professionals, to use instructional activities and materials that support online learners and give them control over their personal learning path. In other words, we must minimize the usage of eLearning resources that stand in the way of their progress.