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This paper describes research which focusses on the issue of possible roles for computerized agents within multimedia educational software.
In order to address the issue of whether abstract and concrete objects are categorized similarly, this paper looks at how computer scientists categorize the common concepts of their field. Using the methodology (1976) ond of Rosch and Mervis (1975) to identify the categorizations used by computer scientists, this study found that the categorization… (More)
A designer's expertise rests on the knowledge and skills which develop with experience in a domain. As a result, when a designer is designing an object in an unfamiliar domain he will not have the same knowledge and skills available to him as when he is designing an object in a familiar domain. In this paper we look at the software designer's underlying… (More)
Workshop has become a sort of gathering place for those who haven't yielded to temptation and have attempted to live within the old scruffy paradigm: building systems and exploring cognitive tasks. The June 1987 workshop, however, was geared toward bringing new faces into this community. It was aggressively advertised, the call for papers was widely… (More)
The system, implemented in Malone, Lei, et al's Object Lens (88; 89), is designed to support the negotiation that is part of any collaborative endeavor. Although it will not be discussed here (see Adelson, in The Social Creation of Knowledge. Ed: E. Barrett; MIT Press), the system is intended to be used with a collaborative authoring system which… (More)