Instructional materials support learning content, allow students to engage in the application of concepts and provide an opportunity for evaluation. They are developed to facilitate learner understanding.
Instructional materials allow the instructor to engage learners by supporting concepts through the use of multimedia, including sound clips, video, images, hands-on experience and interactive games. Materials offer learners the opportunity to practice concepts and develop a product that demonstrates their level of understanding. Consequently, those products are then used to evaluate learners' knowledge. Instructional materials allow the instructor to support learners with varying levels of ability and foundational skills by providing additional support.