What is backward design? - YouTube. This metaphor provides an easily-understood reasoning of Backwards Design. It seems obvious, but it's startling how infrequently it's used. In eLearning environments, it's even MORE important to plan ahead strategically, know what your end goal is, and know HOW you're going to get there.
Differentiated Instruction & Adaptive Learning...by Christina Yu, Knewton.com...Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Differentiated instruction is difficult and time-consuming work, however, and class sizes are increasing all the time, making individualized learning harder to achieve