A design framework for an online english writing course

ChanMin Kim, Anne Mendenhall, Tristan E. Johnson

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This chapter proposes a design framework that applies Merrill's first principles of instruction to an online college English writing course. The framework consists of five interrelated principles grounded in learning and instructional theories and research; it emphasizes task-centered instructional design. In addition, as a way of learners' practice and evaluation of writing within a task-centered approach, the use of peer review is articulated in the framework. Moreover, the measurement of learners' mental models is also described with its benefits on the provision of feedback on individual learning progression. The framework provides solid directions for research and development for the improvement of English writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLearning and Instruction in the Digital Age
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781441915504
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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