Accession Number:

ADA454585

Title:

FlexiTrainer: A Visual Authoring Framework for Case-Based Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

STOTTLER HENKE ASSOCIATES INC SAN MATEO CA

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The need for rapid and cost-effective development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems ITS with flexible pedagogical approaches has led to a demand for authoring tools. The authoring systems developed to date provide a range of options and flexibility, such as authoring simulations, or authoring tutoring strategies. This paper describes FlexiTrainer, an authoring framework that enables the rapid creation of pedagogically rich and performance-oriented learning environments with custom content and tutoring strategies. FlexiTrainer provides tools for specifying the domain knowledge and derives its power from a visual behavior editor for specifying the dynamic behavior of tutoring agents that interact to deliver instruction. The FlexiTrainer runtime engine is an agent-based system in which different instructional agents carry out related actions to achieve instructional goals. FlexiTrainer has been used to develop an ITS for training helicopter pilots in flying skills.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE