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Education software allow computer systems to be used as a teaching and learning tool. A
few examples of such applications are: 1.
Applications that teach young children to do mathematics, how to recognize the
alphabet, or how to read whole words and sentences. The use of a computer allows the
learning process to be made interesting by incorporating audio-visual effects in the
application. For example, use of encouraging spoken words (like excellent, marvelous,
etc.) when the correct answer is given, and display of marks obtained leads to interesting
Applications that allow students to prepare for tests and entrance examinations.
These applications simulate a test or an examination by asking similar questions to the
student and guide the student when he/she answers wrongly to a question. The beauty of
these applications is that they are designed to prepare each student at his/her own
knowledge level and pace of learning. That is, the questions become tougher at the pace
with which a student provides correct answers. So the questions will soon get tougher
for a brilliant student and will slowly get tougher for an average or below average
student. Another interesting and useful feature of these applications is that they can
immediately analyze the type of questions in which a student is having difficulty and can
put forth more questions of that type to the student so that he/she gets more practice in
his/her weak areas.
Applications that allow an individual to take on-line examinations in which an
examinee has to use a computer during the examination. The computer presents
questions one at a time on its screen and the examinee has to click the right answer from
multiple choices presented to him/her. In some on line examinations each question has a
difficulty level attached to it. It means that the examination automatically adapts itself
according to how the student answers the previous question. If he/she answers a
question correctly, he/she gets a more difficult question and vice-versa.
Due to the
availability of such ap...
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This document was uploaded on 04/07/2014.
- Spring '14