Design Issues for Web-Based Teaching Materials

A presentation at The Sixth International WWW Conference in in Santa Clara, CA, USA by Eric A. Meyer

Computer-based training (CBT) is an often-ignored area for development on the World Wide Web. Authors have the ability to teach readers across the globe. Similarly, readers can take advantage of Web-based CBT at any time, choosing the site that works best for them. Authors need to account for the impact their material will have on readers, taking into account what effect new information will have, how much material to introduce at once, how the visual design is important to the conveyance of information, and the fact that interactive quizzing will dramatically improve the readers’ ability to retain what they have read.