ERIC Number: ED455765
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Formative Research on the Refinement of Web-Based Instructional Design and Development Guidance Systems for Teaching Music Fundamentals at the Pre-College Level.
Recent advancements in computer and Internet technologies enable universities to implement cost-effective Web-Based Instruction (WBI) and to provide open learning environments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. While more and more WBI courses are continually being developed, little attention is being paid to effective, systemic, and systematic WBI design and development. Although there are some general guidance systems focused on the WBI design and development much of the knowledge about these systems is tentative and lacking in details. The purpose of this research is to improve these guidance systems and to provide more detailed and useful guidelines in a special context. This research first synthesized general WBI design and development guidance systems. Next, formative research methodology was used to improve that synthesis. A case was chosen for this study, the context being the teaching of music fundamentals at the pre-college level. Efforts were made to identify which guidelines were or were not useful in this case and which guidelines might be beneficial to modify, delete, or add in this context. On-site and online interviews, observations, and document analyses were conducted with all developers involved in this WBI project. As a result of this study, the synthesized general WBI design and development guidance system was revised to best fit with this case. These revisions are the major findings of this research. Discussion of each guideline, and a final summary of the results are made. Recommendations for practitioners and future research directions are also discussed. This new guidance system is intended not only to guide future practitioners in this field, but also to provide a theoretical framework for future research and theory development. (Contains 28 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: Annual Proceedings of Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (23rd, Denver, CO, October 25-28, 2000). Volumes 1-2; see IR 020 712.