Automated instructional development using personal computers: Research issues
This article discusses the design of systems for automating instructional development. A prototype automated Instructional Systems Design (ISD) system called theCourseware R Instructional Toolkit™ is described. The purpose of this system was to explore the extent to which ISD could be automated and the research issues associated with such automation. The major research issues identified were: (a) what aspects of ISD can be automated, (b) transfer of information between ISD tasks, (c) effects on ISD processes and outcomes and (d) implications of automated systems for the skills of instructional developers.
KeywordsInstructional Development Authoring System Instructional Developer Task Validation Lesson Specification
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