International Journal of Educational Research vol:14 issue:6 pages:565-579
Instructional design is confronted with the need to take research outcomes of cognitive research into account. In this contribution a research-framework is presented as a first step toward the construction of a more encompsassing cognitive instructional design model (CID-model). A strategy "ConStruct" is described which enables instructional designers to evaluate the structure of information in instructional texts from a cognitive point of view. This strategy is an example of the way in which cognitive research outcomes can be implemented in the design of printed self-study packages.