Development and Application of an Objectives-driven eContent Structuring and Deployment Model
Elijah Omwenga, Timothy Waema, University of Nairobi, Kenya ; Georges Eisendrath, Arno Libotton, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper discusses the objectives-driven e-content structuring and deployment methodology which is an iterative and intuitive approach to content structuring and sequencing. The model has been developed from experiences and insights gained over a four-stage content development training process involving university lecturers in liberal arts, sciences and engineering subjects. The model supports a hierarchical approach in knowledge presentation starting from the most abstract to the most specific. It is a layered structure of entities whose naming conforms to content abstractions. In this paper, we argue that the concept of Objectives is an effective tool that enables logical content breaking-up and sequencing. We demonstrate that objectives help one to think critically on what to include under specific topics. Findings indicate that objectives play a central role in providing an effective content validation mechanism. Further, collaborative efforts among homogenous groups results in the most efficient approach on training in content development.
Omwenga, E., Waema, T., Eisendrath, G. & Libotton, A. (2005). Development and Application of an Objectives-driven eContent Structuring and Deployment Model. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 573-578). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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