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Building Intelligent Interactive Tutors by Beverly Park Woolf

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Chapter 10. Future View

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.Toffler (1971)

This final chapter examines the possibility of a world in which educational software acts as if it were intelligent. Previous chapters focused on technical details of building intelligent tutors and proposed a unified view of tutors built from modeling and reasoning about domains, students, and teaching knowledge. Various systems were described ranging from simple problem-solving tutors to fully natural language immersive tutors with 3D virtual humans. In some areas we saw tutors perform as well as or better than human teachers (reasoning about student knowledge, inferring student ...

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