Building databases for the computer-based memorization system

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Brandt, Richard C.
Title Building databases for the computer-based memorization system
Date 1988
Description The Computer-Based Memorization System (CBMS) consists of eight games used by students to memorize groups of related facts that are stored in an associative network. The instructional design is built into the games. Designing and implementing associative networks for the CBMS is very different from the creation of traditional script-based Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI). The majority of the authoring effort is concentrated on the specification and representation of the factual knowledge t o be mastered by students. This report describes the cognitive science basis for CBMS and aspects of authoring CBMS databases. The associative networks used with CBMS have been modified for educational applications. First, numbers are associated with nodes and facts (two nodes connected by a link). These numbers permit the development of a model of the students' knowledge which permit the games to adapt to student performance. The numbers may be set by Author's to emphasize important facts. Second, pictures may be associated with nodes. Third, groups of anticipated answers may be associated with nodes to allow ranges of acceptable student answers.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 26
Subject Computer-Based Memorization System; CBMS
Subject LCSH Educational games
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Brandt, R. C. (1988). Building databases for the computer-based memorization system. 1-26. UUCS-88-002.
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
Rights Management ©University of Utah
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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