ERIC Number: ED207587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Wusor II: A Computer Aided Instruction Program with Student Modelling Capabilities. AI Memo 417.
Wusor II is the second intelligent computer aided instruction (ICAI) program that has been developed to monitor the progress of, and offer suggestions to, students playing Wumpus, a computer game designed to teach logical thinking and problem solving. From the earlier efforts with Wusor I, it was possible to produce a rule-based expert which possessed a relatively complete mastery of the game. Wusor II endeavors to teach the knowledge embodied in the rules used by the expert. The student model represents Wusor's estimation of the student's knowledge of these rules, and this estimation is based primarily on analyses of the player's moves. The student model allows Wusor to personalize its explanations to the student according to the student's current knowledge of the game. The result is a system which, according to preliminary results, is highly effective at tutoring students of varied abilities. Thirty-three references are listed. (Author/LLS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Inst. of Tech., Cambridge. Artificial Intelligence Lab.