ERIC Number: ED186015
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
COACH: A Schema-Based Tutor.
Gentner, Donald R.; And Others
The Coach system, a computer simulation of a human tutor, was constructed with the goal of obtaining a better understanding about how a tutor interprets the student's behavior, diagnoses difficulties and gives advice to a student learning a simple computer programming language. Coach is based on a hierarchy of active schemas representing the tutor's general concepts, more specific information represented in a semantic network, and the coordination of data driven and conceptually guided processing which enable it to interpret behavior, recognize errors, and give advice. This paper describes the Coach system as it gives advice to a student learning FLOW, a simple computer programming language. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC. Personnel and Training Branch.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Center for Human Information Processing.