Accession Number : ADP006352

Title :   A Knowledge-Based Intelligent Tutoring System: ACQUIRE (Trademark)-ITS,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Schaefer, B. A. ; Side, R. ; Wagstaff, R. ; Magusin, O. ; Morrison, I. R.

Report Date : SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Acquired Intelligence Inc has developed an automated knowledge acquisition system and expert system shell known as ACQUIRE. A project has been undertaken to extend the ACQUIRE system for use as a domain independent, knowledge-based Intelligent Tutoring System. The intent of this project was to provide the tools that would enable corporate or governmental personnel to rapidly develop their own expert system knowledge bases and rapidly convert these knowledge bases for use in task/case oriented training. A major thrust of this project was to provide tools that would enable computer users, rather than computer professionals, to develop the training packages. This extension to ACQUIRE has involved the development of two major modules: the Curriculum Author Module; and the Tutoring Module. Using the Curriculum Author Module experts or instructors are able to develop a curriculum composed of lessons in a case study approach. The system is oriented toward learning by doing, i.e., students learn by solving actual cases - supported by simulation if required. The Tutoring Module monitors a student's progress is solving cases and constructs a representation of the student's growing knowledge as a naive ACQUIRE knowledge base.

Descriptors :   CASE STUDIES, COMPUTER OPERATORS, CORPORATIONS, EDUCATION, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, GROWTH(GENERAL), INSTRUCTORS, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, LEARNING, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, MONITORS, SIMULATION, STUDENTS, TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE