Accession Number : ADA272988


Title :   A Graphical User-Interface Development Tool for Intelligent Computer- Assisted Instruction Systems


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Aug 1990-Jun 1993


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE


Personal Author(s) : Suwono, Francius


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a272988.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : An interactive graphical interface helps intelligent computer- assisted instruction systems, because many applications can be well represented by graphic objects. One approach is a facility whereby a teacher constructing a tutor can associate specific graphics with specific predicate-calculus expressions describing a state in a tutoring simulation. This further requires a specification of the arrangement of graphic objects on the screen, how graphic objects can change position with simulation states. It also requires a language for teachers to specify graphic objects. This thesis addresses both. We introduce a broader applications of cartoon animation modelling ideas to tutoring, that have been limited so far by the complexity of their implementation. The special tools provided help computer-inexperienced instructors to develop their own cartoon animation modelling tutor without the need of mathematical description of shapes or activities to be represented. The tutor generator used employes means-ends analysis, and the language for the teachers is built using Prowindows, a Prolog extension for object-oriented design.


Descriptors :   *INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS , *MAN COMPUTER INTERFACE , *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , SPECIFICATIONS , TOOLS , COMPUTERS , CALCULUS , GENERATORS , INSTRUCTIONS , FACILITIES , THESES , LANGUAGE , INSTRUCTORS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE