New Directions for Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on New Directions for Intelligent Tutoring Systems, held in Sintra, Portugal, 6–10 October, 1990

  • Ernesto Costa
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 91)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pierre Dillenbourg, Patrick Mendelsohn
      Pages 15-27
    3. R. López de Mántaras, C. Sierra, J. Agustí
      Pages 28-37
    4. Radboud Winkels, Joost Breuker
      Pages 57-68
  3. Student Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Marta Cialdea
      Pages 71-90
  4. ITS: Principles and Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Dick J. Bierman, Paul A. Kamsteeg, Jacobijn A. C. Sandberg
      Pages 135-145
    3. Martial Vivet
      Pages 171-180
  5. Belief Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. João Pavão Martins
      Pages 198-212
  6. Interaction among Agents

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-298

About these proceedings


This book is a result of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on New Directions for Intelligent Tutoring Systems, held in Sintra, Portugal, October 6-10, 1990. The main idea behind the workshop was to bring together scientists with different concerns about Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) in order to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the current architecture paradigm (expert module, student module, instructional module, and interface module) and, eventually, propose some modifications or radical changes to it. This was a consequence of the increasing malaise felt currently by researchers in the area of artificial intelligence and education and in particular by those concerned with ITS. One symptom of this state of affairs is the fact that people have started talking about Intelligent Learning Environ­ ments (lLE) instead of ITS. To understand the reasons for this situation we promoted the discussion of questions like: - To what extent do we need the technology of expert systems in ITS? Which other relevant AI techniques and methodologies are urgently needed? - Is ITS a tool for knowledge communication or is it rather a belief system? - How can the research already done on interactions among agents be utilized? - Is it possible to find a fonnal theory to describe and solve the current problems with ITS? The book contains the revised versions of the papers presented at the workshop. The new texts reflect the discussions that took place at the meeting.


Artifical intelligence Pädagogische Psychologie agents artificial intelligence cognition computer assisted instruction computerunterstütztes Lernen educational psychology intelligence intelligent tutoring systems learning machine learning modeling simulation uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Ernesto Costa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77683-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77681-6
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