An object oriented approach to produce educational hypermedia software

  • Beltran Thierry
  • Péninou André
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 602)


First, we present the architecture developed for the 'COMPTA' and 'SYSTEMDENT' systems. These ITSs (Intelligent Tutoring Systems), named 'Hybrids', have been implemented using an authoring system connected to an expert system generator. They have allowed us to improve the production of ITSs from the author's point of view (prototyping and realization stages) thanks to the possibility of reusing both structures and knowledge from a hybrid system to another one.

This paper describes principally our works in improving the interaction and the management of the dialogue in the Hybrid ITSs. We discuss a hypertext-like interaction in order to build ITSs less directive and therefore improve the communication from the learner's point of view. So, we propose an architecture for a hybrid system, in which Hypermedia information can be combined with some directive forms aimed at direct instruction and control in given fields. This architecture enables a hypermedia-based educational software to act sometimes as a learning system, sometimes as a teaching one.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Beltran Thierry
    • 1
  • Péninou André
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire A.P.I.Université Paul Sabatier/IUT AToulouseFrance

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