This paper presents two computer software concepts: hypertext and expert systems; which are useful for educational software development. Good educational software enhances the learning process and offers opportunities for faculty to provide additional materials for independent studies, which would otherwise be impossible, due to the limited time and incredible growing rate of technological progress. The hypertext concept offers the students a non-linear learning style, while the expert system concept provides explanation facilities for students to probe the logic of the systems. Both approaches are extremely useful for educational software. With the proper tools, the courseware can be implemented easily and rapidly. Educational software packages in the area of concrete technology have been currently developed for use in the Department of Civil Engineering at Christian Brothers University. They are utilized as examples. Development tools, KnowledgePro and CBC-Xpert, are also discussed.
Malasri, Siripong and Easson, Roger R.
"Educational Software Development Using Hypertext and Expert System Software Concepts,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 44
, Article 22.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol44/iss1/22