Polymorph Navigation Utilizing Domain-Specific Metadata: Experienced Benefits for E-Learners
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European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2011
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Interactivity has become a crucial issue in most domain-specific applications. For content-rich applications navigation can be designed in a user-centered way utilizing metadata. In this way standard access facilities can be enriched using inherent domain structures. They enforce
systemic understanding and support
individualized learning management. In case the latter is enhanced through coupling communication facilities directly to content elements , learners can be encouraged to share individual perspectives on the provided content. In this paper we introduce and compare two different navigation design solutions that even can be used
complementary. Our empirical findings indicate that learners appreciate the intertwining of linear browsing and association-based selection, as they need various structures to keep control over their learn ing process.