The ability to create knowledge is comprised of three specific competencies:
The conclusion of my paper focuses on research by Alptekin and Karsak (2009) entitled An Integrated Decision Framework for Evaluating and Selecting e-Learning Products which could provide a quantitative methodology for quality assessment both of e-Learning products as well as user satisfaction and instructional effectiveness.
This ability to quantify variables that had historically been examined only qualitatively, when applied to new technologies such as the Learning Registry® (ADLnet.gov), RUSSEL®—the Re-Usability Support System for eLearning, and Experience API (xAPI) also known as TinCanAPI®, shows great promise for the development of a methodology that functions according to the rules of rapid prototyping, while undergoing formative evaluations in each iteration that are quantitatively measurable. The resulting instructional designs could represent the consummate expression of the craft: elegantly efficient, effective, engaging learning experiences that are cost effective with minimal time to market.
I am looking forward to delving deeper into the possibilities of quantitative measurement of learner attributes, as well as the possiblities of creating a more efficient and cost effective method of generating highly effective instructional experiences.
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