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2012 USU Faculty Author Spotlight

The Merrill-Cazier Library is showcasing all of the 2012 Faculty Authors and their books in the Richard Schockmel USU Collections Room on the 2nd floor of the Library. We are proud of USU's faculty authors! This week we are highlighting:

David Merrill,

Professor, Department of Instructional Technology & Learning SciencesFirst Principles of Instruction: Identifying and Designing Effective, Efficient, and Engaging Instruction. Hoboken, NJ: Pfeiffer (John Wiley & Sons).

This handy resource describes and illustrates the concepts underlying the "First Principles of Instruction" and illustrates First Principles and their application in a wide variety of instructional products. The book introduces the e3 Course Critique Checklist that can be used to evaluate existing instructional products. It also provides directions for applying this checklist and illustrates its use for a variety of different kinds of courses. This checklist enables instructional designers to design and develop instructional products that more adequately implement First Principles of Instruction.