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Title: Micro-instructional design in the context of e-learning: towards micro-instructional engineering design


Author: Sofiane Aouag


Address: Department of Computer Science, University of Batna, Pole Fesdis RN, 05110 Fesdis Batna, Algeria


Abstract: This paper is intended to provide an introduction to micro-instructional engineering design, which means the detailed modelling and design of specific components and adaptations for teaching specific materials. This purpose is based on activity theory to design complex multifaceted object called pedagogical instrument, which can be used as cognitive instrument to amplify learners' abilities, as didactic instrument to bring into play learner's knowledge as well as interface tool. The micro design is centred on the design of this pedagogical instrument, whose molecules are the smallest collection of the components retaining the properties of that material (according to the teaching intentions). The instructional designer should apply projection for specifying models of each component of e-learning environment to be constructed by other actors of the design (pedagogical, cognitive, content and interface projections).


Keywords: learning objects; learning activity; instructional materials; activity theory; instructional design; instructional engineering; knowledge objects; instructional innovation; e-learning; online learning; electronic learning; knowledge engineering; modelling; cognitive instruments.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTLID.2016.079609


Int. J. of Technological Learning, Innovation and Development, 2016 Vol.8, No.3, pp.227 - 248


Submission date: 06 May 2015
Date of acceptance: 02 Dec 2015
Available online: 29 Sep 2016



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