A BUILDING-BLOCK METHOD FOR COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR LESS-EXPERIENCED DEVELOPERS
E.w. Boot, Y. Barnard, TNO-Human Factors
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-40-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Although courseware has the potential to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of courses, until now the results of its application is often disappointing. In our research concerning courseware development within the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA), we investigated some of the underlying reasons for this, and specified an approach to promote its applicability. One of the main problems is the high cost of courseware development, resulting from the long development time and the specific expertise required. We constructed a 'building-block' approach, which enables instructors with limited multi-media expertise to rapidly develop courseware for simple learning objectives, but with the use of advanced multi-media technology,. This approach consists of templates that incorporate sound didactical principles, lower the technological complexity of courseware development, and can be used within modern authoring tools. Currently we are implementing the method and are studying how to enlarge the scope of the method towards more advanced learning goals.
Boot, E.w. & Barnard, Y. (2000). A BUILDING-BLOCK METHOD FOR COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT FOR LESS-EXPERIENCED DEVELOPERS. In J. Bourdeau & R. Heller (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2000--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1601-1603). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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