Internet-based Performance Support System with Educational Elements
Tzanova Slavka, Helmut Schauer, Zlatko Zografski.
In the "traditional" Web-based training courses usually the expository deductive instructional strategy is used: content presentation, examples, sometimes, exercises and, rarely, tasks for performance.
The broader-systems thinking approach to the students’ learning process, leads to the design and delivery of one task-performance-oriented e-Learning environment and calls for some principal changes in the instructional design of course materials:
1. Instructional designers have to think in terms of training solutions to performance tasks. The task analysis defines the underlying skills and knowledge that lead to expert task performance.
2. The students’ assessments are changed in term of well-performed task. Goals and objectives transform the measurement of achieved knowledge and skills to the measurement impact on performance. And the evaluation of this impact will be the required level of performance.
3. Instructional designers have to keep in mind the broad variety of factors influencing task performance and their relationships. They will have clear vision about learning settings and be as close to the task activity settings as possible, in time, place and tools. Students have to be acquainted with undertaken movement from learner-oriented to task-performance-oriented learning and to be courage to this direction.
4. New knowledge acquisition becomes one of the important parts of educational system life. Different methods, technique and tools, like “notice books” for learner’s experience, discussions, FAQ etc., are used to derive from the individual learning the new knowledge for perspective learners.
The designed IPSS_EE project focuses on the implementation of these changes.
Tzanova Slavka (Bulgaria)
Senior Lecturer in Microelectronics
Department of Microelectronics Faculty of Electronics
Technical University of Sofia
Short biography of Slavka Tzanova
- MSc. in Automation and Telemechanics and PhD. in Microelectronics from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and MSc in Educational and Training Systems Design from the University of Twente, the Netherlands.
- professor in the Department of Microelectronics and head of the Laboratory for eLearning at the Technical University of Sofia; invited professor at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France.
- Research interests: thermal design of MCM, design of digital ICs on GaAs, eLearning.
Helmut Schauer (Switzerland)
(30 min. Conference Paper, English)