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ERIC Number: ED415835
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Using Instructional Design Principles To Amplify Learning on the World Wide Web.
Ritchie, Donn C.; Hoffman, Bob
Many educators have explored the World Wide Web, and some are now publishing their own materials for student access. Throughout the brief history of the Web, the overriding educational principle has been to view this resource as a storehouse of information which provides unparalleled avenues of research. The potential for the Web, however, is greater. This article justifies and describes instructional design principles that can be used to transform Web material from simple informational resources to a powerful instructional medium. When properly structured, web pages can guide users through a series of instructional activities that present information, afford practice, and provide feedback to inform users of their strengths, weaknesses, and suggestions for enrichment or remediation. The paper discusses the rationale for web-based instruction, instruction and the Internet, motivating the learner, identifying the material to be learned, reminding learners of past knowledge, requiring active involvement, providing guidance and feedback, testing, and providing enrichment and remediation. The emergence of the World Wide Web, with its easy-to-use graphical interface, has drastically altered the way in which people access information and think about computers. The new methods of delivering and receiving instruction require thoughtful analysis and investigation of how to use the Web's potential in concert with instructional design principles. (Author/SWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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