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Learning from a plan-based interface

Weir, George (1988) Learning from a plan-based interface. Computers and Education, 12 (1). pp. 247-251. ISSN 0360-1315

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The use of plan recognition in the user interface is presented as a basis for a learning environment within which students can assimilate the range of possible actions and objectives afforded by a target application. Support in the form of “present whereabouts” and “possible progressions” enable students to learn by doing. When combined with a facility for exploratory learning, this helps avoid the onerous air of a “teaching situation”.