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ERIC Number: EJ875024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
An Instructional Design Approach for Effective Shovelware: Modifying Materials for Distance Education
Morrison, Gary R.; Anglin, Gary J.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v7 n1 p63-74 2006
There has been a rapid proliferation of online courses and shareable content objects. These courses often include a vast array of information, yet they are not instructionally sound. The primary purpose of this article is to provide a procedure (tool) that will help instructional designers determine if existing e-learning courses and sharable content objects are well designed instructionally, or primarily a collection of information posted as a "course" (shovelware). The procedure employs a reverse engineering approach to produce an analysis of the content and instruction. An instructional design model is then used to determine the instructional adequacy of the materials. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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