Cooperative Computer-Aided Authoring and Learning

Cooperative Computer-Aided Authoring and Learning : A Systems Approach

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Cooperative Computer-Aided Authoring and Learning: A Systems Approach describes in detail a practical system for computer assisted authoring and learning. Drawing from the experiences gained during the Nestor project, jointly run between the Universities of Karlsruhe, Kaiserslautern and Freiburg and the Digital Equipment Corp. Center for Research and Advanced Development, the book presents a concrete example of new concepts in the domain of computer-aided authoring and learning.
The conceptual foundation is laid by a reference architecture for an integrated environment for authoring and learning. This overall architecture represents the nucleus, shell and common denominator for the R&D activities carried out. From its conception, the reference architecture was centered around three major issues:

Cooperation among and between authors and learners in an open, multimedia and distributed system as the most important attribute;
Authoring/learning as the central topic;
Laboratory as the term which evoked the most suitable association with the envisioned authoring/learning environment.

Within this framework, the book covers four major topics which denote the most important technical domains, namely:

The system kernel, based on object orientation and hypermedia;
Distributed multimedia support;
Cooperation support, and
Reusable instructional design support.

Cooperative Computer-Aided Authoring and Learning: A Systems Approach is a major contribution to the emerging field of collaborative computing and is essential reading for researchers and practitioners alike. Its pedagogic flavor also makes it suitable for use as a text for a course on the subject.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 351 pages
  • 165.1 x 243.8 x 27.9mm | 793.8g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • IX, 351 p.
  • 0792395271
  • 9780792395270

Table of contents

Part I: About Learning and CAL. 1. Introduction; M. Muhlhauser. 2. Teaching and Computers; M. Muhlhauser. 3. An Approach to Student Assessment and Course Evaluation; K. Opwis, R. Ploetzner, H. Spada. 4. Project Setup and Requirements; M. Muhlhauser. 5. The Nestor Reference Architecture; M. Muhlhauser, J. Schaper. Part II: The Nestor ADP System. 6. ADP Base Tools; J. Schaper. 7. ADP Authoring/Learning; J. Schaper, P. Scheuber. Part III: The Nestor POC System. 8. Base System and Hypermedia; M. Muhlhauser, J. Schaper, M. Durr, S. Lang. 9. Persistence; M. Durr, S. Lang. 10. Distributed Multimedia Support; G. Blakowski. 11. Cooperation Support; T. Rudebusch. 12. Instructional Strategies and Processes; M. Muhlhauser, M. Richartz. 13. Adaptation and Use; M. Altenhofen, F. Meyer, M. Muhlhauser. Part IV: Appendix. A: Class Hierarchy of Basic and UI Objects. B: Bibliography. Index.
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