If you are preparing online instructional materials you need to
plan for three related objectives:
- It should be easy for the instructor to administer the material.
- It should be easy for the student to access and navigate the
- The student should achieve their learning objectives.
Testing learning objectives
Learning objectives can be tested by use of appropriate tests of
comprehension or understanding at the end of the learning session.
A successful learning outcome validates both the content of the
instructional material, and the ability of the student to interact
with the material successfully. Further information can be found
in the relevant books below.
The following reference books describe additional methods and techniques
that are appropriate for use with instructional systems.
Context of use: how the instructional
system will be used
the Instructional Setting,. Martin Tessmer, Duncan Harris. 1992
Analysis Methods for Instructional Design. David H. Jonassen,
Martin Tessmer, Wallace H. Hannum. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Design and evaluation
: A Guide to Designing Interactive Teaching for the World Wide Web
. David W. Brooks. Plenum Publishing. 1997
Technology for Teaching and Learning : Designing Instruction, Integrating
Computers, and Using Media . Timothy J. Newby, Stepich Donald,
Lehman James, Russell James. Prentice Hall, 1999.
Design Development and Evaluation of Instructional Software.
Michael J. Hannafin, Kyle L. Peck. MacMillan Pub Co,
Based Assessment: Evaluating Instructional Outcomes. Gerald
A. Tindal, Douglas B. Marston. Prentice Hall, 1990.
for the Evaluation of Instructional Technology Resources. California
Instructional Technology Clearinghouse (Editor) Intl Soc for Tech
in Educ, 1998.