Designing online courses requires a radical change in the way instruction is presented to students. However, there are no research-based models using a systems approach available for designing Web-based instruction. This book introduces the ASSIST-Me Model to fulfill this need. ASSIST-Me, based on a recent Delphi study, offers an instructional design procedure specifically intended for online courses. Data obtained from professional instructional designers were synthesized into a model that contains essential elements to the design process, and Koontz, Li, and Compora present a step-by-step procedure to effectively create online instruction. The ASSIST-ME Model: * Allows maximum flexibility when creating effective instruction, permitting the instructor to develop materials in order of preference; * Eliminates the trial-and-error approach; * Reduces the amount of design time once the model has been used; * Increases student learning in a reasonable time. This book should be used by faculty who teach instructional design courses, professional instructional designers, and teacher faculty who design instruction for online courses.
This book is better suited for thos who actually develop courseware because it places much more emphasis on learning theories and introduces the authors' version of the ISD (intructional system design) process for online learning: ASSIST. * Technical Communication Quarterly *
The authors place considerable emphasis on problem solving and building online communities...A useful starting point. Recommended. * CHOICE *