Helen Ashman

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World Wide Web authors must cope in a hypermedia environment analogous to second-generation computing languages, building and managing most hypermedia links using simple anchors and single-step navigation. Following this analogy, sophisticated application environments on the World Wide Web will require thirdand fourthgeneration hypermedia features.(More)
This paper addresses the issue of creating reusable adaptive courseware from the point of view of the author (teacher or instructor). We illustrate the idea of reusability under the motto “Authoring Once, Delivering Many” by showing the conversion process from a generic authoring system, MOT (My Online Teacher), to a different delivery system, WHURLE. This(More)
World Wide Web (WWW) authors must cope in a hypermedia environment analogous to secondgeneration computing languages, building and managing all hypermedia links using simple anchors and singlestep navigation. We present a set of thirdand fouvthgeneration hypermedia functionalities, which WWW developers should consider. We ground our discussion in the(More)
The management of electronic document collections is fundamentally different from the management of paper documents. The ephemeral nature of some electronic documents means that the document address (i.e., reference details of the document) can become incorrect some time after coming into use, resulting in references, such as index entries and hypertext(More)
This paper presents an innovative approach to personalize on-line content to the needs of individual learners. We use a regular educational environment, the Blackboard Learning Management System, with a new approach: we add adaptivity and personalization to it by means of authoring the goaloriented material in an Adaptive Hypermedia authoring system, MOT,(More)
In this paper, we introduce a platform independent mechanism for implementing both XLink and bespoke linking standards. The paper considers HTML linking as a low-level linking language, and how it can be used to provide a base for high-level linking services. Finally, the paper describes Goate, a HTTP proxy that allows high-level linking to be used with(More)
The mechanisms for personalisation used in web applications are currently the subject of much debate amongst researchers from many diverse subject areas. One of the most contemporary ideas for user modelling in web applications is that of cognitive styles, where a user's psychological preferences are assessed stored in a database and then used to provide(More)
A key driver for next generation web information retrieval systems is becoming the degree to which a user’s search and presentation experience is adapted to individual user properties and contexts of use. Over the past decades, two parallel threads of personalisation research have emerged, one originating in the document space in the area of Personalised(More)