Fifth normal form made easy with novel web-based CAI HCI

Joseph FONG, Irene KWAN, Margaret NG, K. L. LAU

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Abstract

As Internet computing becomes a norm in everyday life, web-based learning is acceptable to many people. However, it is a challenge to build a satisfactory Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) on Internet. Not only it is difficult to guide the users through the operations of a CAI, but also it is hard to measure the effectiveness of the CAI. This paper presents a methodology of using a set of Human Computer Interface (HCI) rules to develop a CAI for database normalization. It applies a constructivist theory for the users to automate his/her own database design on the CAI. The result is a user friendly CAI for the users to learn and apply database normalization skill effectively. A case study of normalizing an data entry form up to fifth normal form is used for illustration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web-Based Learning : First International Conference, ICWL 2002, Hong Kong, China, August 17–19, 2002 : proceedings
EditorsJoseph FONG, Chu Ting CHEUNG, Hong Va LEONG, Qing LI
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG
Pages398-410
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540440413
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event1st International Conference on Web-Based Learning - , Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Aug 200219 Aug 2002

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer
Volume2436
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Web-Based Learning
Abbreviated titleICWL 2002
CountryHong Kong
Period17/08/0219/08/02

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    FONG, J., KWAN, I., NG, M., & LAU, K. L. (2002). Fifth normal form made easy with novel web-based CAI HCI. In J. FONG, C. T. CHEUNG, H. V. LEONG, & Q. LI (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Learning : First International Conference, ICWL 2002, Hong Kong, China, August 17–19, 2002 : proceedings (pp. 398-410). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 2436). Springer-Verlag GmbH and Co. KG. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45689-9_33