Is CTAT right for me?
Understanding your options for building CTAT tutors in Java and Flash
Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools
- The short answer
- A brief case study - French Online
- Cognitive Tutor or Example-Tracing Tutor?
- Java or Flash?
- Delivery methods
- Interactivity and widgets
- Advanced features
- Other alternatives
- Hands-on: work with the tools
The short answer
- You want to add an intelligent tutoring component to a
course or study
- You're a member of the PSLC
- You would like timely support for building, deploying, and
logging your tutors
A brief case study: French Online
- Chris Jones presented mock-ups of exercises
- We created Jumble, Multiple Selection Flash components in response
- We provided training for 'mass-producing' French exercises
- Delivered OLI workbook pages and CTAT tutors
- PSLC provides hosting for the French online course using OLI software
Cognitive Tutor or Example-Tracing Tutor?
- Example-Tracing Tutor:
- No programming!
- Based on a tree-like graph of student interactions with the tutor
- Can be built quickly
- For similar problems, graphs can be generated en masse using
a template approach
- Cognitive Tutor:
- Robust; no underlying graph
- Requires programming of a cognitive model of student problem solving
- Work with many problems of the same type
Do I really need to choose?
- Not really;
- Start with an example-tracing tutor
- Ask us :)