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Instructional Design and Learning Theory

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Not used in course
Submitted by: Susan Powers (Faculty), Oct 24, 2000
Comment: An excellent paper that can provide an instructor of graduate instructional
technology with several teaching opportunities: sample of a paper written by a
graduate student, sample of a paper written in hypertext, an overview of
learning theories and instructional design.

Technical Remarks:

The paper provides a good conversational tone regarding the many theories and
definitions that will not put off students who struggle to understand these
theories and their interconnectedness.

While the length of the paper will cause difficulties for students with reading
disabilities or non-native speakers, the hypertext links help to compensate
that, providing addiitional user control. Also the ability to download the
paper for offline reading is a plus.

Students and faculty alike often struggle to understand how to write effectively
for the online environment and this paper is a good example of how a
"traditional" topic can be treated electronically.