Adaptable Navigation in a SCORM Compliant Learning Module
Boris Gauss (Center of Human-Machine-Systems, Technische Universitat, Germany) and Boris Urbas (Center of Human-Machine-Systems, Technische Universitat, Germany)
Copyright: © 2006
This chapter is about the use of metaphors and adaptable navigation in the context of the technological standard SCORM. Our theoretical focus is on hypertext navigation in SCORM compliant learning modules and the potential of adaptable navigation metaphors within this standard. In the empirical section, we present a case study about navigation design and usability evaluation of a learning module prototype. This learning module was developed for the subject matter of steady-state modelling in process systems engineering, and features an adaptable navigation with a novel process control metaphor. We conclude with a discussion on the didactical value of navigation metaphors and adaptability in SCORM, and provide some suggestions for future research in this area.