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Designing Web-Based Training: How to Teach Anyone Anything Anywhere Anytime by William Horton

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4.5. PROVIDE NEEDED RESOURCES

Some pages of the course framework help learners find the learning materials they need throughout the course. Some of these resources are internal to the course and others reside on the wider Internet. Resources pages include links to high-priority resources, searching devices, descriptions of textbooks, and details of class projects that span individual lessons.

4.5.1. Course Resources page

The Course Resources page presents the learner with a list of resources of value throughout the course-rather than in a single lesson. These include resources that are a part of the course and some available elsewhere on the Internet.

4.5.1.1. List useful course resources

Make it easy for learners to find and re-find resources within the course. Make the list complete. Here are some resources you may want to include and link to:

  • Syllabus, agenda, timetable

  • Past exams, projects, discussion-group threads

  • Tutorial on the learning system

  • Documentation for required course software

  • Technical support for the course

  • How to Study guide

4.5.1.2. Include external resources, too

Provide links to other real-world resources:

  • Other web sites on the same subject as this course

  • Newsgroups on the subject

  • FAQs on the subject

  • Forms used in a process being taught

  • Reports, specifications, data sheets, and white papers on the subject of the course

  • Computer programs used for tasks taught in ...

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