This chapter proposes a design framework that applies Merrill's first principles of instruction to an online college English writing course. The framework consists of five interrelated principles grounded in learning and instructional theories and research; it emphasizes task-centered instructional design. In addition, as a way of learners' practice and evaluation of writing within a task-centered approach, the use of peer review is articulated in the framework. Moreover, the measurement of learners' mental models is also described with its benefits on the provision of feedback on individual learning progression. The framework provides solid directions for research and development for the improvement of English writing.
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