ERIC Number: ED168462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Individualized Instruction for Data Access (IIDA). Quarterly Report No. 1, June, 1978.
Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Graduate School of Library Science.; Franklin Inst. Research Labs., Philadelphia, PA.
This report provides a brief general summary of progress in a 2-year project renewing earlier work on the development of Individualized Instruction for Data Access (IIDA)--a system for teaching online searching techniques for bibliographic data bases--as well as an in-depth report on the IIDA computer system design. The Connector for Networked Information Transfer (CONIT), from which the IIDA project has borrowed software, is briefly reviewed and the specific CONIT software used by IIDA is examined. The overall flow and a detailed description of the IIDA software are discussed. The report also examines the data structures, including specific contents and routines, and diagnostic programs, used to analyze the search in progress. Exercise and assistance mode, which provide the student instruction in the use of DIALOG through exercises controlled to varying degrees by the computer, and plans for computer program production are outlined. Appendices include context strings in IIDA and a list of IIDA special features. (CWM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Drexel Univ., Philadelphia, PA. Graduate School of Library Science.; Franklin Inst. Research Labs., Philadelphia, PA.