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ERIC Number: ED427709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Pages: 7
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Authoring Educational Courseware Using OXYGEN.
Ip, Albert
Engaging learners on the World Wide Web is more than sending Web pages to the user. However, for many course delivery software programs, the smallest unit of delivery is a Web page. How content experts can create engaging Web pages has largely been ignored or taken for granted. This paper reports on an authoring model for creating pedagogically sound courseware components running on the Web server. The design is driven by: (1) the recognition of the team nature of multimedia production efforts; (2) the requirement of a scalable approach with an emphasis on educational quality; and (3) the need to reduce the requirement regarding the computing skills of the content author. The components reported here represent a wide scope of learning paradigms and are based on the author's OXYGEN (Object eXtensible analYsis and Generation of Education coNtent) engine as part of an open, component-based layered course delivery architecture. Current uses of OXYGEN at the University of Melbourne (Australia) are described. Three figures present the digital delivery architecture, conversion of a Web page into an OXYGEN template, and multiple views of data in the OXYGEN template. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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