Chapter 2

Toward a New Design Imperative for Web-Based Learning

  • The web’s two core aspects and five distinctive characteristics
  • How each of the five characteristics applies to training and development
  • The principles for designing materials for the evolving, viral semantic web


This chapter explores a new design imperative based on key principles of web-driven technology. Every medium used to communicate with learners imposes a set of advantages and limitations that both help and hinder the designer in his or her work. The print medium is portable, provides a blank canvas to visually communicate, and merges formatting with the meaning of ...

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