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e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: Proven Guidelines for Consumers and Designers of Multimedia Learning by Richard E. Mayer, Ruth C. Clark

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1.9. What Is Good e-Courseware?

A central question for our book is, "What does good courseware look like?" Throughout the book we recommend specific features to look for or to design into your e-learning. However, you will need to adapt our recommendations based on four main considerations—the goal of your training, the prior knowledge of your learners, the environment in which you will deploy your training, and the instructional architectures you use in your e-learning lessons.

1.9.1. Training Goals

The goals or intended outcomes of your e-learning will influence which guidelines are most appropriate for you to consider. Earlier in this chapter we made distinctions among three types of training designed to inform the student, to perform procedures, ...

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