The experiences of instructional designers of Web-based learning at the post-secondary level

Powell, Tracey (2004) The experiences of instructional designers of Web-based learning at the post-secondary level. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The purpose of this study was to gain insight into the experiences of instructional designers at the post-secondary level who are designing for Web-based learning (WBL). Five separate case studies were considered from the perspectives of work environment, roles and responsibilities, successes and challenges and the designers' reflections on their experiences. The composite of the designer of WBL that emerged from the experiences is one who operates as part of a team and collaborates with others during the course development process. The designer of WBL is also an agent of change, fueling the adoption of Web-based technologies, policies and processes by his/her development unit. He or she is also a specialist and expert in the areas of Web-based technologies, instructional design processes, learning theories, adult learning principles, and online teaching and learning practices. The designer of WBL is also a researcher who seeks new knowledge in these areas and may also be a trainer, instructor, and/or consultant in sharing this knowledge with others. The designer of WBL is also a course developer and may even be a curriculum and program developer and/or course and program evaluator. Implications highlight the importance of access to opportunities to learn and for support.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 11277
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 135-137.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2004
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Instructional systems--Design; Web-based instruction.

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