Identifying Effective Structural Dimensions for Course Portals
Modern university courses suffer from a glut of content. The paper discusses this problem and suggests a solution by adding and using structural dimensions in course design.
||Instructional design, Online learning, Information overload, Cognitive load theory
International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp.129-134.
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Professor Catherine Dwyer is a member of the information systems faculty at Pace University, where she received the University Award for Distinguished Faculty Service this past December for her work as the developer of online materials for an introduction to computing course. She has developed curricula for a range of online courses, and has presented at national conferences on a variety of computing topics. Professor Dwyer is the author of several papers on computer science pedagogy, instructional technology, and (with Jeanine Meyer) a textbook on programming, “Programming Games using Visual Basic”, Course Technology, 2001.
Jeanine Meyer worked as a researcher, research manager and research consultant at IBM before joining academia at Pace University and now Purchase College/SUNY. She has written or co-authored 3 textbooks.
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