Interactive learning and multimedia in education with special focus on the framework design of an interactive CD-ROM: Light and Architecture
Beata Magdolna Fedak, DalTech - Dalhousie University , Canada
M.E.S., DalTech - Dalhousie University . Awarded
The following thesis paper documents the framework design of an Interactive Multimedia CD-ROM, and analyses the theoretical and technical considerations that shaped the nature of the hypermedia-based Learning Environment. The major area of research concentrated on studying hypertext connections that allow for the development of open and flexible knowledge structures. Openness and flexibility yields to unlimited potentials for expansion and complexity in a knowledge base.
The theoretical bases of flexible Learning Environments is thoroughly described in Allan Neilsen's article on critical thinking (1). The educational design of the "Light and Architecture" CD is based upon the principles and objectives of the "Organic World". The CD-ROM's Computer-based Learning Environment (LE) can be considered as a parallel universe of the "Organic World" that draws its Computer-Based Learning (CBL) theories from the "Random Access", the "Learning-by-Doing", and the "Systems" Approaches (See also Section 2.0-2.4, page 4-7).
The application of the above ideas led to the development of a framework that supports both Structured Users' Guidance and Random Access Browsing as means of access to information (See also Section 4.1-4.2, page 18-25). In this flexible LE hyperlinks establish intelligent connections within the knowledge base. Hyperlink connection is the closest relative of human thought within the realm of computers because of its flexibility and unlimited potential for combinations.
Research in traditional and Computer-based educational theory and practice resulted in developing a PROGRAM that summarizes the intended educational objectives, principles and goals that the instructional design of the courseware thrives to achieve.
Fedak, B.M. Interactive learning and multimedia in education with special focus on the framework design of an interactive CD-ROM: Light and Architecture. M.E.S. thesis, DalTech - Dalhousie University. Retrieved February 19, 2019 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/115856/.
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