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The paper presents KERMIT, a Knowledge-based Entity Relationship Modelling Intelligent Tutor. KERMIT is a problem-solving environment for the university-level students, in which they can practise conceptual database design using the Entity-Relationship data model. KERMIT uses Constraint-Based Modelling (CBM) to model the domain knowledge and generate(More)
This paper presents a project the goal of which is to develop ASPIRE, a complete authoring and deployment environment for constraint-based intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs). ASPIRE is based on our previous work on constraint-based tutors and WETAS, the tutoring shell. ASPIRE consists of the authoring server (ASPIRE-Author), which enables domain experts to(More)
E-learning is becoming more and more popular with the widespread use of computers and the Internet in educational institutions. Current e-learning courses are nearly always developed using course management systems (CMS), such as WebCT or Blackboard. Although CMS tools provide support for some administrative tasks and enable instructors to provide online(More)
Over the last decade, the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group (ICTG) has implemented many successful constraint-based Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) in a variety of instructional domains. Our tutors have proven their effectiveness not only in controlled lab studies but also in real classrooms, and some of them have been commercialized. Although(More)
The paper presents SmartEgg, an animated pedagogical agent developed for SQLT-Web, an intelligent SQL tutor on the Web. It has been shown in previous studies that pedagogical agents have a significant motivational impact on students. Our hypothesis was that even a very simple and constrained agent, like SmartEgg, would enhance learning. We report on an(More)
Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) have revolutionized online education by providing individualized instruction tailored towards each student. Constraint-based tutors model instructional domains at an abstract level, a novel approach that simplifies the development of ITSs. We have developed many effective constraint-based tutors over the last decade in a(More)
KERMIT is an intelligent tutoring system that teaches conceptual database design using the Entity-Relationship data model. Database design is an open-ended task: although there is an outcome defined in abstract terms, there is no procedure to use to find that outcome. So far, constraint based modelling has been used in a tutor that teaches a database(More)
Building a domain model consumes a major portion of the time and effort required for building an Intelligent Tutoring System. Past attempts at reducing the knowledge acquisition bottleneck by automating the knowledge acquisition process have focused on procedural tasks. We present CAS (Constraint Acquisition System), an authoring system for automatically(More)