Opportunities for New “Smart” Learning Environments Enabled by Next Generation Web Capabilities (IDA Document D2952
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AbstractEmpirical evaluations suggest that use of interactive technologies can reduce the costs of instruction by about 1/3 and either increase achievement by about 1/3 while holding time constant or reduce time by about 1/3 needed to achieve targeted instructional objectives. These technologies can be delivered over the Web, which can also support systems that generate instruction on demand. Development of either generative instruction or pre-specified interactions will benefit from a ready supply of instructional objects such as those specified by the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), which is now receiving wide, international acceptance. SCORM will be further enhanced by the development of the Semantic Web, which will allow more extensive links between available representations of knowledge and enhance the discovery of learning objects for use in instruction.