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The ASSISTment Builder: Towards an Analysis of Cost Effectiveness of ITS Creation

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The ASSISTment Builder: Towards an Analysis of Cost Effectiveness of ITS Creation
Intelligent Tutoring Systems, while effective at producing student learning [2,7], are notoriously costly to construct [1,9], and require PhD level experience in cognitive science and rule based programming. The literature suggests [1,9] that it takes at least 200 hours of work to build 1 hour on ITS content. We have been engaged in building tools to reduce the development time, by allowing authors with no programming experience to build "pseudo-tutors" [6]. Pseudo-tutors are ITS constructs that mimic cognitive tutors but are limited in that they only apply to a single problem. The ASSISTment Builder is a tool designed to rapidly create, test, and deploy a very simple type of pseudo-tutors called ASSISTments. These tutors provide a simplified cognitive model based upon a state graph designed for a specific problem. These tutors offer many of the features of rulebased tutors, but with shorter creation time. The system simplifies the process of tutor creation to allow users wi...
Neil T. Heffernan, Terrence E. Turner, Abraao L. N
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Year 2006
Where FLAIRS
Authors Neil T. Heffernan, Terrence E. Turner, Abraao L. N. Lourenco, Michael A. Macasek, Goss Nuzzo-Jones, Kenneth R. Koedinger
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