Adaptive Website Chunking: What You See is What You Need
Joseph Frantiska Jr., Fitchburg State College, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In this poster presentation, we will explore a very important work-in-progress that is a sometimes overlooked aspect of hypermedia construction - chunking. Specifically, a method of chunking that is adaptable to an individual learner. At it's most basic level, chunking means to break down information into manageable portions. The key word is "manageable" - rather nebulous and subjective. It can take on numerous meanings within a particular subject matter but also with a particular audience. In educational websites, subject matter and the audience combine to present a unique situation for the developer: what size do you make the chunks for 7 year olds versus 10 year olds, astronomy versus history? The educator / developer is presented with these and many other questions as to the proper degree and method of chunking to be performed on a given website. It is our goal to address these important issues and develop some answers.
Frantiska Jr., J. (2005). Adaptive Website Chunking: What You See is What You Need. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1230-1233). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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