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Instructional Strategies In Diagram-Based Itss: Lessons Learned From Two Tutoring Systems, Enruo Guo, Stephen B. Gilbert Jan 2014

Instructional Strategies In Diagram-Based Itss: Lessons Learned From Two Tutoring Systems, Enruo Guo, Stephen B. Gilbert

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Unlike text-based input to an intelligent tutoring system, a diagram is perceived as a whole state; the operation sequence is less important. Traditional step-wise coaching is not as appropriate in diagram-based intelligent tutoring systems (DITS). From two previous tutoring systems, StaticsTutor and Thermo Cycle Tutor, we propose cross-domain pedagogical guidelines for DITS. In particular, instruction needs to be mapped to a hierarchical understanding of the diagram, where each level focuses on different characteristics of the drawing. Also, instruction needs to address conceptual knowledge and procedure expertise separately. Some practical suggestions are described to achieve these goals, such as 1) different ...


Authoring A Thermodynamics Cycle Tutor Using Gift, Mostafa Amin-Naseri, Enruo Guo, Stephen B. Gilbert, John K. Jackman, Matthew Hagge, Gloria Starns, Leann Faidly Jan 2013

Authoring A Thermodynamics Cycle Tutor Using Gift, Mostafa Amin-Naseri, Enruo Guo, Stephen B. Gilbert, John K. Jackman, Matthew Hagge, Gloria Starns, Leann Faidly

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

The main idea of generalized intelligent tutoring system (ITS) development tools like Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) is to provide authors with high-level standards and a readily reusable structure within different domains. Hence, adapting such a tool could be the best way to boost an underdeveloped tutor. In this paper we propose the design for a new GIFT-based tutor for undergraduate thermodynamics. An existing Thermodynamics Cycle Tutor has been designed that is meant to facilitate problem framing for undergraduate students. We describe the advantages of integrating this tutor with GIFT to add student models. Also an approach for evaluating ...