PowerPoint slides from presentation at New Horizons 2003 conference.
Guide and advice on creating effective online learning.
Target Student Population:
Faculty seeking instructional design guidance for online modules.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Type of Material:
Online slide show (used in conference presentation) each slide is accessed individually from links on left hand frame in webpage.
Use as reminder of good instructional design practice when building learning objects.
Evaluation and Observation
Content concentrates on learning, the learner, and Gagne's model for engagement as guideline for creating learning objects.
PowerPoint summarizes rich field of study without explanation. What might have been a rich presentation becomes sometimes confusing outline as stand-alone module.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Viewpoints are learner-centered and based on good models for effective teaching.
Without the background information needed (and most likely included in the presentation) we are unsure what the slides are saying, why they're in the progression seen, and what instructional design advice has to do with MERLOT.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
PowerPoint is quick, and navigation frame provides visual overview and quick access to all slides.
By saving PPoint as html, we have lost ability to read speaker notes and are left with bullet-point summaries that are difficult to understand in context.