Title: A cognitive model of web design for e-learning

Authors: Qiyang Chen, James Yao

Addresses: Information and Decision Sciences, School of Business, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA. ' Information and Decision Sciences, School of Business, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043, USA

Abstract: The traditional methods of designing web page/site for teaching Information Technology (IT) fail to concentrate on integration of various modes of learning within the stages of the technological process. Most of tutorial websites or web-based instructional environment, fail to adapt human cognitive progress. The nature of complex human cognitive models in web-based instructions is not clearly discussed in literature, especially in the area of teaching information technology. This paper presents a conceptual framework of designing a web-based instructional model that facilitates critical thinking and cognitive progress. This framework provides a set of criteria, assumptions, goals, the structure and issues for the implementation. It is based on a constructive vision of multi-method learning, focusing on the interactive and individualised teaching-learning process.

Keywords: web-based learning; e-learning; instructional model; cognitive model; online learning; human cognitive models; web-based instruction; critical thinking; teaching process; learning process; information technology education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2005.006081

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2005 Vol.2 No.1, pp.26 - 35

Published online: 02 Feb 2005 *

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