Seamless Web-Mediated Training Courseware Design Model: Innovating Adaptive Educational-Learning Systems

  • Elspeth McKay
  • John Izard
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 17)


We present an innovative Web-mediated training system design architecture that encourages novice courseware developers to deliver their own adaptive (user-centered) educational-learning systems (AELS) by utilizing achievable and cost effective online training modules. We propose a seamless Web-mediated training system design architecture that includes a choice of intelligent agents (personal Avatars) to guide the trainee through their knowledge acquisition. We cut through the more usual information systems (IS) development rhetoric. Instead of cloaking the courseware design process in highly technical mystery, we argue that educational technology experts should encourage non-technical developers to believe that the possibility of customizing their own Web-mediated training programs falls within their grasp. The preliminary findings from a pilot study conducted to test our AELS as an in-house courseware development tool indicate that it will be most suitable for corporate and government training courseware creators.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Business Information Technology and LogisticsRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.School of EducationRMIT UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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