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Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors by Beverly Park Woolf

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Chapter 9. Web-Based Learning Environments

The World Wide Web is the world's largest and most flexible repository of educational material, providing resources varying from simple libraries to fully integrated, intelligent applications. It has changed the way education is developed, accessed, and used. Web-based teaching and intelligent tutoring systems are an excellent marriage of two advanced technologies (Goldstein, 1997). Web browsers overcome many of the shortcomings of tutors by affording platform independent, easily updated training materials.

The web is an application running on the Internet, a worldwide computer network. It is not a separate network but rather just one of many distributed applications that support a wide range of applications ...

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