How to develop web based study guides for distance education courses.
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Web-based distance education, Web application design, Web authoring, Object-oriented methods
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How to develop web based study guides for distance education courses. (Sandia S. Beatriz,Montilva Jonás .) Abstract World Wide Web is actually used for a broad range of educational applications. One of them is concerned with the delivery of course material for distance education. Distance Learning throughout the Internet can be cheaper, faster, and usually more efficient than other learning modes but not necessarily more effective [***]. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a model that ensures the effectiveness of a Web Based Study Guide used for distance education courses. This paper discusses on the application of Web to the development of study guides. An object-oriented method is proposed for dealing with the process of analysis, specification, design, production and delivery of a Web-based study guide for distance education courses. The method focuses on four essential components of a study guide: its structure, its user interface, its content, and the teaching-learning process to be applied. The application of the method may benefit the implementation of distance education courses in two respects. First, it helps to produce effective Web study guides of high quality. Second, it helps the development team to organize, plan and control the different activities involved in the development of Web study guides.