Title page for ETD etd-02022010-020139
|Type of Document
||A learning support system for the Visual Simulation Environment
||Master of Science
|Fox, Edward Alan
|Nance, Richard E.
|Date of Defense
The objective of this research project is to develop a computer assisted education
system to enable users to effectively learn the Visual Simulation Environment (VSE),
simulation and modeling. The vast amount and the relatively high complexity of the
knowledge contained in the VSE, simulation, and modeling, dictate a need to provide an
effective mechanism for assimilating the knowledge. This report describes the Learning
Support System (LSS), a tool developed to present documents to users in an effective
manner, thereby facilitating access to the knowledge contained within the documents.
Text, graphics and animations are used within documents to support the learning process.
The hierarchical organization of the information structure, the use of hypertext links, and
search capabilities facilitate the efficient transfer of relevant information. The LSS thus
incorporates features that contribute to an improved learning process. Usability tests
across a wider spectrum of users would enable the LSS to be modified to meet the needs
of the diverse user community. The LSS will be used in the Spring '95 Simulation classes
to aid in the teaching of simulation and modeling. Feedback from users will shape the
future enhancements to LSS. Future technology changes are expected to provide
advantages for building on the LSS research project described herein.
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