LEARNING A WORD PROCESSING SYSTEM WITH TRAINING WHEELS AND GUIDED EXPLORATION.

Richard Catrambone, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

A Training Wheels interface creates a reduced functionally system intended to prevent new users from suffering the consequences of certain types of common errors when they exercise system functions and procedures. This has been shown to be an effective training system design for learning basic text editing functions. We extend this result by examining the extent to which training wheels learners can transfer their skills to interaction with the full-function system. The experiment reported here indicates that training wheels subjects were better able to perform advanced full-system editing functions than subjects who were trained on the full system itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Graphics Interface
PublisherACM Inc
Pages169-174
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0897912136, 9780897912136
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Publication series

NameProceedings - Graphics Interface
ISSN (Print)0713-5424

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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