Designing On-Line Instruction Using Multidisciplinary Approaches
Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT],
Instruction Support (IS) at Arizona State University is a multidisciplinary group integrating academia with information technology. Unique features having to do with the status of computing at the university have led to the establishment of the IS Lab, which has produced a series of successful initiatives regarding World Wide Web courses. The four key features that have led to successful Web courses, initiatives, and students are: (1) integration of academia and computing; (2) a university-wide policy of decentralization with regard to computing resources; (3) a lab mission that includes many levels of support as well as research and development; and (4) an openness in the lab itself to real-world methods. In particular, a close relationship with the College of Education allows the IS Lab to offer a high level of assistance in Web course design and technology integration to faculty members. The IS Lab, having tested a variety of approaches to the creation of Web courses, has chosen two. Software packages are made available, with training provided, and these packages may be enhanced if desired by individually developed Web sites. A multidisciplinary, real-world team approach, modified to include instructional designers, is a second method. A set of standards for Web courses has also been developed. (Contains 25 references.) (MES)
Andrews, S., DiGangi, S.A., Winograd, D., Jannasch-Pennell, A. & Yu, C.H. (1999). Designing On-Line Instruction Using Multidisciplinary Approaches. Presented at Selected Research and Development Papers Presented at the National Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology [AECT] 1999.