Making Design Decisions Visible: Applying the Case-Based Method in Designing Online Instruction

Heng Luo, Tiffany Koszalka


The instructional intervention in this design case is a self-directed online tutorial that applies the case-based method to teach educators how to design and conduct entrepreneurship programs for elementary school students. In this article, the authors describe the major decisions made in each phase of the design and development process, explicate the rationales behind them, and demonstrate their effect on the production of the tutorial.  Based on such analysis, the guidelines for designing case-based online instruction are summarized for the design case.

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