Hypermedia environments and adaptive instruction
Journal/Book: Comput Hum Behav. 1999; 15: the Boulevard Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford Ox5 1GB, England. Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd. 653-692.
Abstract: The relevant professional literature is reviewed and discussed regarding the following salient issues: (I) hypermedia environments enable learner control; (2) this is reflected in individuals' navigational paths through network-based subject matter; (3) these student tracks can be captured in log fries; and (4) this information can be used by artificially intelligent tutors to implement adaptive instruction. Assuming (1) most schools, colleges, universities, and corporations will eventually offer distributed students network-based instruction for particular refresher preparation and certain core courses, and (2) adaptive intelligent tutors are crucial components of course management systems, recommendations for research, development, and evaluation, extracted from the discussion, are made to appropriate sponsors, academic administrators, faculty members, training managers, and instructional developers, interested in realizing on-line learning. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
Note: Review Federico PA, USN, Postgrad Sch, Inst Defense Educ & Anal, Criscuolo Hall, 101 North St, Monterey,CA 93943 USA
Keyword(s): hypermedia environments; adaptive instruction; APTITUDE-TREATMENT INTERACTIONS; LEARNER CONTROL; INFORMATION-RETRIEVAL; HYPERTEXT; NAVIGATION; KNOWLEDGE; PATTERNS; STRATEGIES; DESIGN; TEXT