ERIC Number: ED393425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Intelligent Advisor Systems and Transfer of Knowledge.
An intelligent advisor system is an instructional technology designed to further the transfer of knowledge by intervening when the user of any application software performs transfer tasks. In Quebec (Canada), the teaching of music is regulated by a mandatory curriculum which is divided into six modules; the intelligent advisor system, MUSIC, relates to the creation module of the ninth grade. Its purpose is to help a student while he or she uses a musical writing software to compose a melody. The advisor MUSIC performs three types of instructional transactions: (1) explanations requested by a student; (2) comments on the student's composition; and (3) comments on compositions made by the advisor. Twenty-seven ninth grade students from Quebec high schools participated in a study to determine if MUSIC favors the transfer of knowledge. It was found that the transfer of knowledge improved and that MUSIC does what is impossible for the human teacher of an average class--perform concurrently fast, individualized, detailed, remedial, and corrective explanations and feedback. (Contains 13 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Knowledge Acquisition; Quebec
Note: In: Verbo-Visual Literacy: Understanding and Applying New Educational Communication Media Technologies. Selected Readings from the Symposium of the International Visual Literacy Association (Delphi, Greece, June 25-29, 1993); see IR 017 742.