The IDXelerator™: Learning-centered Instructional Design
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IDXelerator™ is an authoring system implementing the notion of learning-centered instruction. Instructional design is built-into the system via built-in lessons of different types. It is based on the assumption that different instructional goals required different types of instructional presentation and practice. The system includes four built-in lessons each complete with presentation, practice, and learner guidance: information about, parts of, kinds of, and how to. In addition the system includes a text module and slide show function. IDXelerator™ is a ToolBook™ plug-in adding an IDX item to the authoring menu. Any IDX component can be linked to any ToolBook object. IDXelerator™ increases authoring efficiency by at least 50% and simultaneously increases the effectiveness of the instruction by using scientifically verified instructional strategies consistent with instructional outcomes.
Key wordsInstructional design Computer-based instruction Authoring tools
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