ERIC Number: ED097918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Automatic Tutor for Introductory Programming Students.
Danielson, Ronald L.; Nievergelt, Jurg
A program was developed to use the PLATO IV system of the University of Illinois to help students solve typical programing problems. The program tries to approximate a near-ideal situation in which each student receives correction of logical errors and comments on good programing practice as he goes along in a one-on-one tutorial environment. The tutor program utilizes an AND-OR graph as a representation of all reasonably correct approaches to the particular problem, as well as many of the wrong approaches introductory students are likely to attempt. The computer-assisted instruction program gives students the personal attention they need for learning the problem solving of computer programs. (WH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Computer Science.