This tutorial is presented using an interactive assisted learning environment which I call the CIS Tutor; it was developed as my CSUF Master's final project. The CIS Tutor assisted tutorial was implemented as part of my CSIS 202 Introduction to Networking and Data Communications course at Mt. San Jacinto College and demonstrated significant improvement in student understanding of the topic presented in the tutorial.
The CIS Tutor incorporates several principles of cognitive load theory (CLT) and cognitive theory of multimedia learning (CTML). These principles are the following: interactivity to help engage and motivate the learner, the content is organized into five steps incorporating part-task practice in order to reduce intrinsic and extraneous cognitive load, just-in-time instruction which provides supportive information, and
it provides feedback to the learner to indicate whether they have successfully or unsuccesfully completed each step or part of a step. The technologies used to complete this project
are Adobe's Flash Professional CS5.5, ActionScript 3.0, and Camtasia Studio 7.0.