ERIC Number: ED107298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
SOPHIE: A Sophisticated Instructional Environment. Final Report for Period January 1974 through June 1974.
Brown, John Seely; And Others
The SOPHIE program, which implements mixed initiative computer-assisted instruction within a simulated electronics trouble shooting training laboratory interaction, has been extended in several ways. The language processor now accepts ellipses and other nonspecific requests and resolves these from dialog context. A help requesting facility has been provided which will suggest possible faults (based on the student's knowledge about the circuit at the time of request) which could explain the symptoms he has observed. The net effect of modifications is that a dialog is much more like a conversation with a very skilled tutor who can infer what a students means, based on a complete interaction session, and respond appropriately. The resulting program can be accessed through the ARPA network of computers. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Media, Educational Research, Educational Technology, Electromechanical Aids, Instructional Materials, Instructional Systems, Learning Laboratories, Military Schools, Programed Instruction, Programing Languages, Simulation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.