ERIC Number: EJ1106629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
The Application of Layer Theory to Design: The Control Layer
Gibbons, Andrew S.; Langton, Matthew B.
Journal of Computing in Higher Education, v28 n2 p97-135 Aug 2016
A theory of design layers proposed by Gibbons ("An Architectural Approach to Instructional Design." Routledge, New York, 2014) asserts that each layer of an instructional design is related to a body of theory closely associated with the concerns of that particular layer. This study focuses on one layer, the control layer, examining potential candidates for layer-related theory to determine the validity of this claim. In the process of completing this study, the authors came to the realization that what they considered a relatively uncharismatic and uncomplicated layer actually holds the key to a better understanding of interactivity, interface design, and the design of more conversational instructional experiences.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Educational Experience, Educational Theories, Computer Interfaces, Design
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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