Does interactivity require multimedia? The case of SAKI

Horwood, Michael (1993) Does interactivity require multimedia? The case of SAKI. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 1 (1). pp. 65-71. ISSN 0968-7769

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    SAKI is a self‐adaptive touch‐typing tutor with a pedigree dating back to the mid‐1950s. Even in its most recent form it eschews the temptation to present itself with the trimmings now commonly associated with microcomputer products. This paper argues that while the absence of such features may be a limiting factor in the commercial success of the program, SAKI is nevertheless a prime example of the way in which a computer can successfully react to and interact with a user, and indeed one which would actually lose educational value if it were to undergo an interface‐lift.

    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: 09 Apr 2009 18:48
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:30

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