Evaluation of lessons developed for a web-based health curriculum using Keller's model of instructional design
Jennifer M. May, South Dakota State University, United States
South Dakota State University . Awarded
Evaluation of lessons developed for a web-based health curriculum using Keller’s model of instructional design.
Objective. The purpose of this research is to determine if the lessons developed for a web-based curriculum to prevent obesity in college students grabbed the participants attention, were relevant to their life situation, elicited user confidence, and were satisfying to the participant.
Methods. 133 participants who had completed the 10 week health education program targeting obesity prevention completed on-line surveys querying participants perception of the lessons. Indepth interviews were conducted by telephone with a sub group of eight participants for further clarification of responses from surveys. Responses were evaluated for common themes.
Results. Ninety-six percent of participants either agreed or strongly agreed that the project helped them to think about issues of weight, healthy eating or exercise, and 72% felt the project actually helped them to change habits. The majority of respondents also felt that the lessons were easy to use, interesting, easy to understand, and relevant.
Conclusions. This research demonstrates that Keller’s ARCS model of instructional design can be used to develop web-based curriculum for obesity prevention in college students that is attention getting, relevant, elicits confidence and satisfaction for the participants.
May, J.M. Evaluation of lessons developed for a web-based health curriculum using Keller's model of instructional design. Master's thesis, South Dakota State University.
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