ERIC Number: ED466222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Navigation Path Planning Assistant for Web-Based Learning.
Suzuki, Ryoichi; Hasegawa, Shinobu; Kashihara, Akihiro; Toyoda, Jun'ichi
This paper addresses how to help learners navigate in existing Web-based learning resources. In order to resolve this issue, a learner-centered navigation path-planning model is proposed. The main objective is to provide learners with a path planning space in which they can see through hyperspace to plan a navigation path. This paper describes an assistant system called Planning Assistant (PA), which is composed of the resource map, page previewer, and path previewer. The page previewer generates an overview of each Web page in the map by extracting representative information from the HTML file. The path previewer helps learners make a sequence of the pages previewed as a navigation path plan. These facilities help learners decide which pages to visit and to plan a navigation path without visiting Web pages. This paper also describes an evaluation of learner-centered path planning with PA. The results indicate that PA facilitates learners' navigation in hyperspace, particularly in more complicated hyperspace. (Contains 10 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Internet, Navigation, Online Searching, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Japan