The advance organizer is
a brief, abstract prose passage based on
the learner's prior knowledge which serves
as a transitional statement for new
The advance organizer is a bridging
strategy - bridging from what the student
already knows and how transferring that
knowledge to new situations.
Students usually do not create
An example of an advance organizer
in Multimedia Best Practices is entitled
The Woman of the Romantic
Period Hypertext (WORP). The
advance organizer prepares the user for
the interactive hypertext of Richard
Polwhele's poem "The Unsex'd Females".