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User-Sensitive Multimedia Presentation System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117495D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Tyler, JG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a system for controlling and managing information presentation within a hypermedia environment in a manner which is sensitive to the psychological type of an individual student being taught with a multimedia system and to preferences expressed by the student concerning the use of, and response to, various classes of media.

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User-Sensitive Multimedia Presentation System

      Disclosed is a system for controlling and managing information
presentation within a hypermedia environment in a manner which is
sensitive to the psychological type of an individual student being
taught with a multimedia system and to preferences expressed by the
student concerning the use of, and response to, various classes of
media.

      The Figure is a block diagram showing major elements in the
presentation system.  The Psychological Type Database (PTDB) 1
represents type profiles for a large number of individual students
who are to be taught using the system.  This data is determined
through the use of a  Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

      Individual students' psychological type can be correlated to
the method by which each individual learns best.  The Psychological
Type to Instructional Method (PTIM) Knowledge Base 2 stores findings
developed during years of research on how teaching methods can be
modified to correlate well with the psychological type of an
individual.  Within this knowledge base, these findings are
represented by a set of facts and rules for interpreting
relationships and for making decisions.

      The PTIM Expert System 3 queries the PTIM Knowledge Base 2
and PTDB 1 in order to apply heuristic algorithms for making
decisions regarding which of several instructional methods best
matches the psychological type profile of an individual student.  In
this way learning outcomes are maximized by dynamically tuning the
presentation style and media mix to the needs of the individual.

      The Hypermedia Database and Resource Manager (HDRM) 4 has a
capability to organize multimedia data objects into a node-and-link
database structure.  The individual using the system can traverse
links from node to node, linking, for example, text to audio, audio
to ani...