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Designing the next generation of tools using an open systems approach: A usability study
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, ISBN 978-1-880094-37-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Educational technology is at a crossroads. The Internet was originally designed for the
needs of the science and military, not for the purposes of sound instruction. New and more
powerful protocol schemes are needed to truly realize the potential of networked-based instruction.
A new technology that holds a lot of promise is XML. XML provides a more structured and
dynamic approach to content creation that allows the developer to define and order data instead of
merely displaying it. We were interested in some of the issues in using a new technology such as
XML for instructional applications. In this study we found that the Internet and XML were suitable
for this type of application. We found no difference in performance from either local accessed
classes and those delivered from an Internet server.

Citation

Ahern, T., Jamison, M. & Olivarez, A. (2000). Designing the next generation of tools using an open systems approach: A usability study. In D. Willis, J. Price & J. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2000--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2390-2395). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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