Accession Number : ADA202656


Title :   An Object-Oriented Approach to the Development of Computer-Assisted Instructional Material Using Hypertext


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Talbert, Michael L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a202656.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 172


Abstract : This thesis combines the concepts of learning theory, knowledge engineering, software engineering, and hypertext. It presents a methodology for creating formally structured hypertext-based documents for use in transfer learning-oriented computer-based tutorials. The methodology, which parallels the proven Object-oriented software design paradigm, facilitates the decomposition of a knowledge base into a hierarchical structure of text passages which form a tutorial. Application of the methodology results in encapsulated text objects which demonstrate many of the desirable software characteristics (e.g. modularity, cohesion). Evaluation of the methodology showed that it produced a computer-based tutorial which facilitates a learner's relationship-oriented assimilation of the concepts presented in the tutorial.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS , TRANSFER OF TRAINING , LEARNING , DECOMPOSITION , COHESION , THEORY , METHODOLOGY , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , THESES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE