CCE Theses and Dissertations

Developing An Extensible Authoring System For Computer-Based Instructional Technologies

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Center for Computer and Information Sciences


To insure the availability of good authoring software at reasonable cost, it was propitious to develop an extensible authoring facility that provides functionality and extensibility throughout its various operating components. The extensible authoring system will be offered at a minimal cost to interested instructional developers, teachers, and students. It incorporates many of the features currently found in authoring systems that include an authoring language, inference engine, windowing, hypertext navigation, and an intelligent initiator. Moreover, the system remains open to user modification and is able to integrate replaceable functions at various levels, including the computer-aided instructional lesson modules produced by the authoring system.

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