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Intelligent Tutors for All: The Constraint-Based Approach
July/August 2007 (vol. 22 no. 4)
pp. 38-45
Antonija Mitrovic, University of Canterbury
Brent Martin, University of Canterbury
Pramuditha Suraweera, University of Canterbury
Intelligent tutoring systems have revolutionized online education by providing individualized instruction for each student. Constraint-based tutors model instructional domains at an abstract level, a novel approach that simplifies development of these systems. Over the last decade, the University of Canterbury's Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group has developed effective constraint-based tutors for various instructional domains; some of these tutors have been successfully commercialized. Constraint-based tutoring is a mature, successful approach to providing adaptive learning environments. ICTG-developed authoring tools aim to make this technology widely available to teachers and students. This article is part of a special issue on intelligent educational systems.
Index Terms:
artificial intelligence, education, knowledge representation formalisms and methods, knowledge modeling, computer-assisted instruction, intelligent tutoring systems
Citation:
Antonija Mitrovic, Brent Martin, Pramuditha Suraweera, "Intelligent Tutors for All: The Constraint-Based Approach," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 38-45, July-Aug. 2007, doi:10.1109/MIS.2007.74
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