ERIC Number: ED312998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Abstract Representation of Tutorial CAI and the Development of an Adjustable Tutorial System.
de Diana, I. P. F.; Vos, Hans J.
This paper presents a model of an abstract tutorial system. The first section discusses some of the problems encountered in producing courseware and examines the availability of software tools to support effective communication on three levels: (1) accuracy of communication; (2) transmission of the desired meaning; and (3) affecting conduct in a desired way. In the next section, the use of General Systems Theory (GST) as a framework for modelling is discussed. The third section introduces some elementary systems, and the fourth section addresses--on an abstract level--the use of pointers and the subject matter represented by a collection of four elementary frames. In the final section, the model is formalized using GST. Twenty-five references are listed. A list of the system variables and equations of the GST model are appended. (MES)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Models, Systems Approach
The Department of Education of the University of Twente, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Twente Univ., Enschede (Netherlands). Dept. of Education.