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Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on (2003)
Athens, Greece
July 9, 2003 to July 11, 2003
ISBN: 0-7695-1967-9
pp: 264
Yen-Teh Hsia , Chung Yuan Christian University
Computer-assisted learning can be either single-thread or multi-thread. When learning is single-thread, the learner works with one learning unit at a time; having passed or failed the "current" learning unit, the learner then moves on to the next learning unit. When learning is multi-thread, several learning threads may be "developing" simultaneously, and the learner switches among (the current learning units of) the learning threads. The learning-path approach is adequate for supporting the development of learning threads on a coarse level of granularity, such as planning the sequences of topics to study. But for learning that occurs on a fine level of granularity, the learning-path approach may not work so well. In this paper, we introduce the concept of curricular automata, and show how this formalism can be used to support both single-thread learning and multi-thread learning.

Y. Hsia, "Curricular Automata and Their Applications," Advanced Learning Technologies, IEEE International Conference on(ICALT), Athens, Greece, 2003, pp. 264.
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