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Criteria for evaluating CAI applications

Computers & Education Volume 31, Number 1, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


This paper introduces novel criteria for evaluating computer-aided instruction (CAI) applications. The criteria are based on the character of the teaching subject, human learning theories, and research on user interfaces. The criteria consist of four types of requirements: subject domain, instructional, user interface design, and pragmatic matters. A practical analysis method based on the criteria is also introduced. In this paper the subject domain criteria are based on the discipline of computer science, though the criteria are applicable to other domains too.


Kuittinen, M. (1998). Criteria for evaluating CAI applications. Computers & Education, 31(1), 1-16. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved July 19, 2019 from .

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