Reviews of design prototypes have been focused on validating whether proposed learning events appropriately address the performance objectives, all content areas are being covered, and the interface is appropriate and effective. Those reviews were largely unstructured and general because the criteria, themselves, were fluid and up for reconsideration as necessary.
Evaluating the design proof is the first structured review of the emerging product. The structure helps keep focus on the issues relevant at this stage. For example, the design proof review should not focus on the completeness of content elements or interactive details, but rather on whether the course structure makes sense, whether challenges and activities ...