Summary of notes from 2/17 meeting with Dr. Goodwin
Dr. Goodwin described the real-life interviewing process in four main steps:
We thus envision our program to include the following:
chooses Case to observe.
5. Other user options:
Physical - includes images of the patient's various body parts that the
So basically, we have a system with a front-end (the client) and a back-end.(the server). The program will need to keep track of the current user, and thus we are going to need to keep track of the session ID (by utilizing a simple SQL database or an even simpler file structure). By doing so, we will also be able to track which cases have been viewed, along with which questions the user has asked. This will be useful for Dr. Goodwin in examining the way in which the student has thought about the questions and subsequent answers.
Post-meeting, we came up with the following (very basic) schema:
Front-End - session ID
Engine (sexy CS stuff)
A question yet to be answered is whether a database or a simple file system would be better suited for this particular problem.