Engineering Methodology for Educational Webware Development
Ben Kei Daniel, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet, in San Antonio, Texas Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper proposes a methodology for the development of educational software on the World Wide Web (WWW) referred to as a "Webware". The methodology emanates from principles commonly found in software development. What can be different in the methodology is its emphasis on learning rather than commercial aspect. Analyses are conducted on learners' characteristics, the learning context and content and the technology that matches learning requirements. These factors constitute a theory of learning and instruction. Such a theory should be a baseline in the development process. The key phases in the methodology are project definition, requirements and specifications, prototype design, construction and integration, implementation and testing and finally installation and evaluation. It is assumed that by following a clear methodology, educational software developers are able to effectively use the WWW for learning.
Daniel, B.K. (2000). Engineering Methodology for Educational Webware Development. In Proceedings of WebNet World Conference on the WWW and Internet 2000 (pp. 871-873). San Antonio, Texas: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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