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The application and evaluation of adaptive hypermedia techniques in Web‐based medical education

Ng, Muan and Hall, Wendy and Maier, Pat and Armstrong, Ray (2002) The application and evaluation of adaptive hypermedia techniques in Web‐based medical education. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 10 (3). pp. 19-40. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    This article discusses the design issues involved in delivering Web‐based learning materials. An existing application in the medical domain ‐ JointZone ‐ is used to illustrate how personalization and an interactive environment can be incorporated into Web‐based learning. This work applies the combination of an adaptive hypermedia, situated‐learning approach and hypermedia linking concepts to facilitate online learning. A usability study was carried out on the work described and an evaluation was undertaken to measure the effect of personalization on various learning factors. The evaluation outcome was analysed subjectively and objectively. The results proved to be contradictory but, nevertheless, the work gives new insights into the use of technology to support learning.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:39
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:11
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/387

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