Miscellaneous and Occasional Papers of David M Peter


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Design considerations for experiential web-based instruction

The use of the World Wide Web as an educational delivery medium has pushed the limits of instructional design. The issues most important to the students are "Is this good instruction?" and "Will I learn from this online experience?" Faculty and administrator issues center around educational quality, student development, student achievement, and student engagement with the content. While these may appear to be addressed by following many of the traditional instructional design models, they are not sufficiently addressed. This paper will address some of the primary issues that should be included in the design process to result in the development of a learning experience that truly engages the students from a cognitive perspective, while encouraging or fostering a greater accomplishment in the student's learning development. (More)

Usability and Accessibility — Everyone Learning

Often it is the case where a content developer and application developer develop web-based instruction. This paradigm, though effective in developing quality educational models, may not fully develop usable and accessible education for everyone. Understanding the basic principles of usability testing and accessibility testing can greatly enhance the course design process, and at the same time, create a course that will be much easier to maintain. This paper will provide you with definitions for accessibility and usability, an explanation of both accessibility and usability in terms of web-delivered content, and a checklist that can be used not only to develop accessible and usable web sites, but also evaluate web sites in terms of accessibility and usability. (More)

Instructional Design — Is It Any Different for CBT than for the Classroom?

The presentation will include an introduction to and applications of the traditional instructional design model to CBT. Specific applications of the model will be discussed for curriculum revision, enhancement and development. Finally, a discussion on advantages and disadvantages of the model will illustrate the flexibility of the model to specific applications. (More)

Learner Analysis for Computer Assisted Instruction

The overall success or failure of CAI can be based, in part, on the degree of attention and the relevance of a learner analysis. This paper will identify some of the essential characteristics of a learner analysis that are applicable to online or computer assisted instruction. (More)

Blended Learning - Best Educational Web Uses

Blended learning is much stronger when the Web is used to supplement instruction, rather than merely provide information to the students. This presentation will present strategies to use the Web in conjunction with traditional instruction. The advantages and disadvantages of each approach will also be presented. (More)

Course Module Evaluation Rubric

This rubric was designed for the purposes of evaluating online course modules. It does not, as of yet, address evaluation efforts for an entire web based course. (More)

Online Pedagogy Research

This web outlines relevant research for online pedagogy. (More)