Just-in-time learning

Subject: Just-in-time learning
From: Richard Mateosian <xrm -at- EMAIL -dot- MSN -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 17 Sep 1998 12:01:07 -0700

>I would continually build upon the information they are
>learning. A page or two of concepts, then a simple procedure.
>A simple procedure, then a page or two of more concepts,
>followed by a procedure using those concepts.

Deb & Eric's HTML 4 for Dummies Quick Reference is a great example
of this approach. Here's an excerpt from my review, to appear in the
Sept/Oct 98 IEEE Micro:

The Rays aim at task orientation in their quickstart guide,
but they blend it with explanatory material. Not only can you
find a step-by-step procedure for the task you're trying to
accomplish, but you can also read the relevant background
material. This kind of just-in-time exposition helps you learn
and remember facts and general principles that you might not
absorb as easily in another context.

Richard Mateosian <srm -at- cyberpass -dot- net> www.cyberpass.net/~srm/
Review Editor, IEEE Micro Berkeley, CA

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