Egan, Jonathan (2011) An Interactive Study Guide. Masters thesis, National College of Ireland.
The process of study management for learners is concerned with the pursuit of a specific learning goal using different resources over a certain time period. It is considered to be an important and effective method for learners to plan and identify what they must do and by when they must complete it.
Many learning systems do not offer sufficient individuality or personalization for the user and the existence of internal and external interruptions deter the learner from achieving their desired goals. This thesis discusses the design and development of the Interactive Study Guide (ISG); an application that allows learners to personalize their own study plan and motivates them to partake in study by providing guidelines from the system and a timing method known as the Pomodoro technique.
It offers an interactive environment that aims to assist the learner throughout their study process and motivates them to achieve their personal goals. This thesis provides a state of the art pertaining to all of the relevant areas of the application, the design and implementation procedures taken and the perceived benefits that this system has after the necessary testing. Detailed testing was carried out on the Interactive Study Guide upon completion and the results along with the conclusions are covered in detail in this thesis.
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