ERIC Number: ED360351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Intelligent Tutoring Systems: A Taxonomy of Evaluation Issues. Interim Technical Paper for Period August 1988-December 1989.
Steuck, Kurt; Fleming, J. L.
This paper posits a taxonomy for categorizing issues that arise in the evaluation of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs). The taxonomy has three dimensions: Life Cycle of Evaluation, Research Issues, and Methodological Issues. The Life Cycle dimension has four levels: pre-experimental, laboratory study, field study, and initial operational test and evaluation. The three levels of the Research Issues dimension--functionality, effectiveness, and cost--are subsequently further divided into several sublevels. The Methodological Issues dimension is discussed in the context of each of the Research Issues levels. A recommendation from this work is that ITS evaluation studies should adopt multi-dimensional, multi-method designs. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Training Systems Div.