Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments

Toward Cost-Effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software

Editors: Murray, T., Blessing, Stephen, Ainsworth, S. (Eds.)

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Researchers and educational software developers have talked about building authoring tools for intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs), adaptive and knowled- based instructional systems, and other forms of advanced-technology learning environments (ATLEs) ever since these forms of educational software were introduced in the 1970s. The technical complexity and high development costs of these systems contrasts sharply with the common picture of education as a "home grown" activity performed by individual teachers and trainers who craft lessons tailored for each situation. There have been two primary reasons to create authoring tools for ATLEs: to reduce development cost, and to allow practicing educators to become more involved in their creation. The goal of creating usable authoring tools dovetails with the recent trend toward interoperability and reusability among these systems. We use the phrase "advanced-technology learning environment" to refer to educational software on the leading edge of practice and research. These systems go beyond traditional computer-based instruction or educational simulations by providing one or more of the following benefits: ß Providing rich, or even "immersive" interfaces so that students can "learn by doing" in realistic and meaningful contexts. ß Dynamically adapting the interface or content to the student's goals, skill level, or learning style. ß Providing expert hints, explanations, or problem solving guidance. ß Allowing "mixed-initiative" tutorial interactions, where students can ask questions and have more control over their learning.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Simquest

    Joolingen, Wouter R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-31

  • Requiem for a Development System: Reflections on Knowledge-Based, Generative Instruction

    Halff, Henry M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-59

  • Authoring Simulation-Centered Learning Environments with Rides and Vivids

    Munro, Allen

    Pages 61-91

  • A Programming by Demonstration Authoring Tool for Model-Tracing Tutors

    Blessing, Stephen B.

    Pages 93-119

  • Automated Knowledge Acquisition for Intelligent Support of Diagnostic Reasoning

    Towne, Douglas

    Pages 121-147

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eBook $309.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-6499-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Authoring Tools for Advanced Technology Learning Environments
Book Subtitle
Toward Cost-Effective Adaptive, Interactive and Intelligent Educational Software
Editors
  • T. Murray
  • Stephen Blessing
  • S. Ainsworth
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-0819-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-0819-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1772-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6499-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 557
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