ERIC Number: ED078681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
An Intelligent CAI Monitor and Generative Tutor. Interim Report.
Koffman, Elliot B.; And Others
Design techniques for generative computer-assisted-instructional (CAI) systems are described in this report. These are systems capable of generating problems for students and of deriving and monitoring solutions; problem difficulty, instructional pace, and depth of monitoring are all individually tailored and parts of the solution algorithms can be used to analyze incorrect student responses and to direct remediation. A generative CAI system which teaches logic design and machine-language programing is discussed. This system covers material for an introductory electrical engineering course and is intended to supplement regular instruction by providing practice in problem solving. Also described is a companion system for teaching laboratory principles in which students learn to construct combinational or sequential logic circuits using standard integrated circuits. The student's logic circuit is automatically interfaced to the computer for testing and the computer aids in debugging the circuit. Work in progress on the design of a tutor for high school algebra is also related. Finally, a formal mathematical approach to problem generation and solution is presented. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Electrical Engineering.
Note: See Also EM 011 176 and EM 011 177