Accession Number : ADA293818

Title :   Behaviour and Information Technology. An International Journal on the Human Aspects of Computing. Volume 14, Number 2, March-April 1995,

Corporate Author : IBM THOMAS J WATSON RESEARCH CENTER YORKTOWN HEIGHTS NY

Personal Author(s) : Alpert, Sherman R. ; Singlby, Mark K. ; Carroll, John M.

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : We describe the Smalltalk Gurus components of the MoleHill intelligent tutoring system for Smalltalk programming. The Gurus offer help on plans for achieving goals in the Smalltalk environment. as well as remediation for students' incorrect and less-than-optimal plans. The Gorus' assistance is provided via the moltimodal media of animation and voice-over audio. MoleHill employs multiple Gums to deliver advice and instruction concerning disparate information domains. thus facilitating learners' cognitive organization and assimilation of new knowledge and information. We have labelled the approach instantiated by the Smalltalk Gurus the guru instructional model, one which is generally applicable to computer-based advisory systems.

Descriptors :   *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, ORGANIZATIONS, MODELS, STUDENTS, COGNITION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TEACHING METHODS, MOUNTAINS, BEHAVIOR, INSTRUCTIONS, ASSIMILATION, LEARNING, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, CUTTING, GINGIVAE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE