Re: Information Presentation Question

Subject: Re: Information Presentation Question
From: John Gear <catalyst -at- PACIFIER -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 13:06:00 -0700

>Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 16:02:11 EDT
>From: David_Dubin -at- NOTES -dot- PW -dot- COM
>Subject: Information Presentation Question

>My fellow writers,
>Here is a question that I hope will interest you, spur some debate and will
>lead to either dissonance or concurrence. If you had to pick the top two (2)
>methods of presenting a block of information quickly and completely, what would
>they be and why? The information to be presented is informational, not
>procedural, and it may be lineal or linked via topics. I do not want to provide
>examples, as they may influence your decisions. I am working on standardization
>(again) and the topic of information presentation was open. TIA for all your
>eventual comments, suggestions, and time.

Given the sketchy outline provided I suppose I'm entitled to my assumptions.

Since I can't ask any of the standard instructional design questions (what
material, for what audience, why would they want to know this, how will they
use it), I would make the target audience responsible for acquiring the
information, give them a deadline for acquiring it and let them decide the
best way for themselves. Have them develop the material to instruct
themselves on the 'block' of information. They'll learn it.

John Gear (catalyst -at- pacifier -dot- com)
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