ERIC Number: ED315055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb-1
Reference Count: N/A
The INTELLIGENT RuleTutor: A Structured Approach to Intelligent Tutoring. Final Report.
Scandura, Alice B.
This final report describes a general purpose system for developing intelligent tutors based on the Structural Learning Theory. The report opens with a discussion of the rules and related constructs that underlie cognitive constructs in all structural learning theories. The remainder of the text provides: (1) an introduction to the Structural Learning Theory as it relates to simple intelligent computer based instruction (ICBI) systems and authoring; (2) a description and analysis of the MicroTutor II arithmetic tutor; (3) an overview of the Structural Learning Theory and the kinds of intelligent tutor systems that have been developed based on this theory; (4) a discussion of the RuleTutor prototype itself; (5) an explanation of the PRODOC Computer software development system, which is designed to represent content in the form needed for use by any planned modular ICBI system; (6) sample arithmetic rules (constructed using PRODOC) to be used in conjunction with the intelligent RuleTutor; and (7) a review of related research and a summary of major points. A number of Scandura FLOWforms (an extended form of a flow chart) are interspersed throughout the text, and four additional FLOWforms illustrating simulations for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are appended. (72 references) (SD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Intelligent Micro Systems, Inc., Narberth, PA.