A generic case-based framework for assisting instructional design

  • Dong Mei Zhang
  • Leila Alem
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1488)


Instructional design deals with delivering adaptive learning tasks for the student to acquire new pieces of knowledge or skills and providing guidelines while the student is learning. One of major issues is to design appropriate learning tasks to meet the student's learning needs. This paper presents a generic framework for the design of learning tasks using CBR. Such a framework is aimed to facilitate instructional design, where a number of existing learning tasks are represented and tailored to the student's individual learning needs. A case represents information related to a specific learning task including both knowledge of abstract and physical description of learning situations. The design process is characterized by index elaboration, case retrieval and case adaptation. Index elaboration specifies individualized learning goals. A new learning task is produced by modifying and combining existing learning tasks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dong Mei Zhang
    • 1
  • Leila Alem
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIRO Mathematical and Information SciencesNorth RydeAustralia

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