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Author Weber, J. C. ♦ Hagamen, W. D. ♦ Frayer, W. W. ♦ Linden, D. J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Whether one is talking about the verbal or graphic aspects of a computer mediated tutorial, there are two prime considerations. (1) How easy is it for the medical teacher to input the information? (2) How closely does the interaction with the student approximate a free format tutorial? Our experience has gone through two distinct phases. For the first two years we worked with the IBM 1500 System and its associated language COURSEWRITER II (1). The 1500 has both a CRT with light pen and a random access, computer addressed, 35mm film strip projector. For the past two years we have been working with APL/360 and an IBM 2741 Communications Terminal with no graphic capabilities. Using APL we have developed a new (author) programming language called ATS (A Tutorial System) (2,3,4). Our purpose here today is to focus on the two aspects of a computer mediated tutorial already mentioned. Because of the nature of our personal experience, we would like to compare the problems (both the similarities and differences) associated with handling verbal and graphic input. The discussion will be divided into the following major topics. (1) A brief description of the 1500 System and our contributions to it. This work has been documented previously. (2) Interfacing the medical author with the computer. (3) Providing the machine with the intelligence to handle free format interactions with the student. (4) A word about encoding verbal and graphic information.
Description Affiliation: Department Of Anatomy, Cornell University Medical College, 1300 York Avenue, New York, N.Y. (Weber, J. C.; Linden, D. J.; Frayer, W. W.; Hagamen, W. D.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1988-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics (COMG)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 4
Page Count 12
Starting Page 78
Ending Page 89


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Source: ACM Digital Library