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ERIC Number: ED429537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
A Framework for WWW-Based Learning with Flexible Navigational Guidance.
Langenbach, Christian; Bodendorf, Freimut
The quality of World Wide Web-based learning depends on several critical success factors. In particular, course materials on the Web should not represent a one-to-one transfer of written lecture notes; added values (e.g., interaction and dialogue components, training modules) should be provided. This paper introduces the approach of multimedia Web-based teachware packages taking these demands into consideration. Applications are based on a series of modular reusable components providing core functionalities--especially flexible navigational guidance--and serving as a framework for developing Web-based teachware packages with any type of content. The first section discusses motivation, including advantages of Web-based learning compared to traditional computer-based training, and a project to create a "virtual campus," at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). A framework for Web-based teachware packages is presented in the second section, including flexible navigational guides, orientation guides, interactive components, annotations, glossary, online manual, assistance by the tutor and technical support staff, and learner-learner communication. The third section addresses reusability and course generation, including integrated guided tour definition and separated guided tour definition. Figures illustrate the control panel, navigational guides, and separated guided tour definition. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany