6. Topics: Accomplishing Specific Learning Objectives
Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
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E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition
How to Cite
Horton, W. (2011) Topics: Accomplishing Specific Learning Objectives, in E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch6
- Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
- Published Print: 26 SEP 2011
Print ISBN: 9780470900024
Online ISBN: 9781118256039
- e-learning topics;
- knowledge product;
- learning objective;
Topics accomplish individual learning objectives. They may mix text, graphics, voice, music, animation, and video. This chapter shows how to design e-learning topics to accomplish your learning objectives. A topic is the lowest-level learning object in a course or other knowledge product. It is the building block of instruction that accomplishes a single learning objective. The chapter discusses examples of topics such as simple topics, typical topics and complex topics. Although topics may differ widely, most contain some standard components, such as an objective, title, introduction, test, learning activities, summary, links, and metadata. The objective gives rise to all the components of the topic, and it is the objective against which the results of these components are judged. In designing the parts of a topic, consider how components interact, what they do for learners, and how they fit together.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
learning objective; metadata; phased introduction; summary; test