An Interactive Learning Environment for Information and Communication Theory
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University of Aizu
Publication date: 2016-10-26
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Mohamed Hamada   

University of Aizu, Ikkimachi, 965-8580 Aizuwakamatsu, Japan
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2017;13(1):35-59
Interactive learning tools are emerging as effective educational materials in the area of computer science and engineering. It is a research domain that is rapidly expanding because of its positive impacts on motivating and improving students’ performance during the learning process.

Material and methods:
Taking into account the learning style index and learning preferences of engineering learners, the work uses software engineering techniques to develop the interactive learning environment. It also uses Java Technology in the implantation part.

This paper introduces an interactive learning environment for teaching and learning information and communication theory and related courses. The environment integrates several modules to meet the students’ different learning styles. It contains a movie-like module, an animated hypertext introductory module that fully explains the fundamental concepts of information and communication theory. Besides those important learning modules, it also contains a self-assessment module that contains a set of interactive tests and examinations.

Learners can use the environment as a standalone application or as an applet from within any web browser. Some evaluation experiments comparative analyses of the results were performed to measure the performance of our environment in the classroom.

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