Concept-flow diagrams: method for design of computer-aided instruction
Maskell, Dawn Marie
Shimeall, Timothy J.
Coppens, Alan B.
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Current software design techniques are organized around either data transformation or stimulus-response control flow abstractions. Neither of these approached apply to the flow of presentation and answer analysis that characterizes computer-aided instruction. This thesis introduces a new design abstraction, concept-flow, and technique that exploits it in the design of tutorial software. The design technique uses concept-flow diagrams, which highlight presentation of information and verification of user comprehension. The technique is explained through application to a tutorial on the physics of underwater sound. The design and implementation of a prototype concept-flow interpreter are presented. This design technique and the associated interpreter allows for rapid construction of highly flexible computer-based tutorial strategies, useful for both traditional CAI applications and for more efficient help-sequence design in interactive systems.
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