CAI (Computer-Aided Instruction) Evaluation Handbook: Guidelines for User Interface Design for Computer-Aided Instruction.
Final rept. Feb-Oct 87,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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The handbook is designed to familiarize developers of computer aided instruction with 53 design characteristics that can help users interact with an instructional system more easily as well as learn materials more effectively. The design characteristics incorporated into the handbook are divided into five categories brevity, consistency, flexibility, compatibility, and responsiveness. Scores for each of the five categories can be obtained, providing a quantitative evaluation of the ease of an instructional system. The handbook includes explanations and examples of each characteristic and a method of rating each characteristics contribution towards ease of use. The handbook will be of major interest to subject matter specialists in the Department of Defense tasked to create instructional materials and to contractors who prepare training materials to support the operation and maintenance of military training devices. Keywords User-computer interface, Instructional design. sdw
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