The User “InterActs” with the Web: Integrating Active Study Tools in a Web-Based Instruction System

  • G. Fulantelli
Conference paper
Part of the Mathematics in Industry book series (MATHINDUSTRY, volume 1)


Some important features required for an effective use of the Internet in education are still missing from the Web. The main limits concern the lack of efficient support to navigation, the basic state-less http protocol, the author-centered approach to information content and structure. As a consequence, the Web does not support effective user interaction with information, which plays a key-role in learning process. However, it is still possible to develop Web-based architectures that can overcome these limits, thus increasing effective user interaction with the information. In this paper, the author reports on a specific web-based instruction system that provides for effective interaction mechanisms.


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  • G. Fulantelli
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  1. 1.Institute for Educational and Training TechnologiesItalian National Research CouncilPalermoItaly

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