Web based tutorial - overview instructional goal and performance objectives
Running head: WEB-BASED TUTORIAL – OVERVIEW, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 1 Web-Based Tutorial - Overview, Instructional Goal, and Performance Objectives Jaaphar Abdul Hamed AET/545 E-Learning Design Technology July 23, 2012 Carrie Lewis
WEB-BASED TUTORIAL – OVERVIEW, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 2 Web-Based Tutorial: Overview, Instructional Goal, and Performance Objectives E-Learning platforms are software-controlled instructional communications media thatendeavor to duplicate what educators do in the traditional face-to-face classrooms. The followingparagraphs discuss an overview of a web-based tutorial intended to be employed to teach a groupof adult learners how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 to create a family tree or anorganizational hierarchy. Additionally, the paragraphs further identify the instructional goal aswell as the specific performance objectives of the tutorial. Overview of the Tutorial Using a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, the writer develops the lesson through astoryboard for this tutorial. The storyboard consists of a cover slide, reference slide, 14 slides ofthe various steps of creating a family tree or organizational chart using PPT 2007, and two slidescontaining two different evaluation/assessment practices followed by a slide of feedback on thepractices. In the design of the tutorial, various components of multimedia; such as colorful texts,graphics and animation have been judiciously used for the effectiveness of the tutorial.Additionally, the tutorial includes a YouTube video clip that further presents and describes thesteps of the topic thus making the instructional experience easier to grasp and more interactiveand appealing for the learners. Based on the understanding of how end users normally think and interact with websites,and based on the fundamental patterns of learners’ behavior, the four major principles of webdesign: alignment, contrast, proximity and repetition (Williams, 2008) have also been applied tothe tutorial layout. While the application of these principles on the storyboard design is expected
WEB-BASED TUTORIAL – OVERVIEW, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 3to facilitate easy navigation of the tutorial, the inclusion of the graphics or the visuals will alsohelp in reinforcing the terminal objectives of the instruction. Other principles of web design that have also been applied on the tutorial include theprinciples of usability and utility. According to Vitaly Friedman (2012), rather than the visualdesign, utility and usability are among factors that can establish the success or failure of awebsite. Given that the end users of the webpage are the only ones that click the mouse anddecide everything, user-centered design must be the typical approach for effective web design.After all, when users are not able to make use of a website feature, then the feature must not bepresent. It is noteworthy that the target beneficiaries or audience of this tutorial are the teachersespecially the novice of any given school, who wish to use PPT as a part of their variousteaching tools but are not yet well conversant with certain features or applications of thesoftware; such as how to create organizational chart. So, this tutorial can be used to help suchnovice educators towards achieving their goal and mastering the use of Microsoft PowerPointpresentation. The instruction is delivered through e-learning platform to make it more convenientand accessible for the learners. Instructional Goal PowerPoint presentation is an essential instructional tool especially for educators.However, it has been noticed that some teachers specifically the beginners, are lacking the basicknowledge and appropriate skills of using Microsoft PPT to enhance their teaching in class.Serving in part as a web-based professional development, the goal of this tutorial is to teach suchteachers in our school district the effective use and application of PPT in the delivery of teachingand learning in the classroom.
WEB-BASED TUTORIAL – OVERVIEW, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 4 Performance Objectives By the end of this tutorial, the learner will be able to: 1) describe verbally and in writingall the steps of creating family tree using a computer with Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 with atleast 99% accuracy; 2) create a standard family tree or an organizational chart using a computerwith Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 in not more than ten (10) minutes; and 3) elaborate on theimportance and four different uses of Microsoft PPT for teachers using two and a half pages ofwriting.
WEB-BASED TUTORIAL – OVERVIEW, GOAL AND OBJECTIVES 5 ReferencesFriedman, V. (2012). 10 Principles of Effective Web Design. Retrieved from: http://uxdesign.smashingmagazine.com/2008/01/31/10-principles-of-effective-web- design/Williams, R. (2008). The non-designer’s design book (3rd ed.). Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press