Tutor Definition: A total of 12 lessons developed for the SimBioSys genetics tutor project at CMU, developed primarily by Albert Corbett (HCII), Benjamin MacLaren (HCII) and Linda Kauffman (Dept. of Biological Sciences). The plan is to implement 18 lessons so that approximately half of the course taught at CMU is covered at some level.
The 12 Cognitive Tutor Lessons developed so far:
History: In the Fall semester of 2002 the first lesson, on pedigree analysis, was developed as part of the Cognitive Tutor course at CMU.
How the interface was built and how the CTAT tools were used to build the tutor: The lessons were almost all built using NetBeans and Java-based DorminWidgets? described on the Java Interface Widgets page. Because the developers have had fairly extensive experience with developing rule-based systems and tutors already, the tool was primarily used for debugging rules (the rule-instantiation window and the behavior recorder).