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ERIC Number: ED359563
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Pages: 12
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A Collaborative Task Oriented Approach to Teaching Online Documentation.
Brooks, Randy M.
This paper discusses obstacles to teaching online documentation and shares a collaborative approach to overcoming these obstacles. The paper describes three obstacles: (1) students have had limited access to online documents and hypertext systems; (2) standards and principles of effective design for online documents are not clearly established; and (3) developing online documents requires the complex integration of writing, analytical, and graphic design skills. The paper proposes a collaborative task oriented approach which draws on the variety of skills and interests of students working on various team projects. Elements of the collaborative approach described in the paper include: interaction with existing models; discovery of criteria for comparing online documents; a simple"clipart" group project; introduction to screen design; scripting hypermedia for ideal user interaction; and user testing for orientation and navigation. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Language: English
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