ERIC Number: ED051657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Computer Tutors That Know What They Teach. AFIPS Conference Proceedings. Volume 37.
Most computer assisted instruction programs cannot answer student questions for the simple reason that these programs do not "know" the subject matter they teach. But programs that can perform certain tasks could be augmented into computer tutors that can at least solve problems or answer questions in the subject matter under consideration. Based on the principles of "generative teaching machines" developed by Wexler, Uhr, and others, the example used here is a program to teach elementary set union which shows the diagnostic capabilities of the tutor. These capabilities are based on the interaction of several programs and are not the result of prestructured and prestored examples. The interaction between student and tutor will become less constrained after enough progress has been made in computer understanding of natural language. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Individualized Instruction, Mathematical Logic, Problem Solving, Programed Tutoring, Set Theory
American Federation of Information Processing Societies, 210 Summit Ave., Montvale, New Jersey 07645
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Authoring Institution: American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Montvale, NJ.
Note: Paper presented at the American Federation of Information Processing Societies Fall Joint Computer Conference (Houston, Texas, November 17-19, 1970)