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Fast On Line Tutorial Technique

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050743D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, IA: AUTHOR

Abstract

An on-line tutorial technique provides a trainee with a sequence of computer displays similar to those of the actual system being learned. Superimposed instructions boldly outlined in boxes inform the trainee what the next step should be. Each display accepts input from the trainee as normal, but does not check it. Instead, the next screen in the fixed sequence is shown whether or not the trainee has responded as intended. The trainee is informed that he cannot go astray even if a mistake is made.

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Fast On Line Tutorial Technique

An on-line tutorial technique provides a trainee with a sequence of computer displays similar to those of the actual system being learned. Superimposed instructions boldly outlined in boxes inform the trainee what the next step should be. Each display accepts input from the trainee as normal, but does not check it. Instead, the next screen in the fixed sequence is shown whether or not the trainee has responded as intended. The trainee is informed that he cannot go astray even if a mistake is made.

An example of a typical program panel on the screen is shown in Fig. 1, and the same panel with the superimposed instruction box in Fig. 2. The order in which the stored panels are displayed can either be controlled by a simulation flow in an APL workspace or by a single EXEC program. Trainees read and follow the instructions that appear in each box which are designed to lead them through the program. The trainees thus get an actively worked example that demonstrates how the program functions.

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