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

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

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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
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783540440413
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
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference1st International Conference on Web-Based Learning
Abbreviated titleICWL 2002
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


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