An infrastructure for web-based computer-assisted learning

Mike Joy, Boris Muzykantskii (Борис Музыкантский), Simon Rawles, and Michael Evans. An infrastructure for web-based computer-assisted learning. Journal on Educational Resources in Computing (JERIC), 2(4):1–19, 2002.

We describe an initiative under way at Warwick to provide a technical foundation for computer-aided learning and computer-assisted assessment tools, which allows a rich dialogue sensitive to individual students' response patterns. The system distinguishes between dialogues for individual problems and the linking of problems. This enables a subject specialist to craft individual questions and units of learning material, while allowing the order of presentation of the units to depend on a student's interaction history. We develop a markup language, specified as an XML DTD, to enable the storage of data for use in such systems.

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