The UNIX Tutor

  • Huaiqing Wang
  • Andre Kushniruk
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 608)


This paper describes a novel system that provides help to those learning how to use the UNIX operating system. The system, known as the UNIX Tutor, consists of a hypertext browsing component combined with a knowledge-based instructional component. The knowledge-based component monitors the student, records his progress, selects suitable exercises and diagnoses problems the student may encounter in doing exercises. The selection of exercises is based on the student's previous interaction with the UNIX Tutor. If the student experiences difficulties in performing an exercise, the knowledge-based diagnostic component is automatically invoked to provide advice and guidance in problem-solving.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Huaiqing Wang
    • 1
  • Andre Kushniruk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceBishop's UniversityLennoxvilleCanada

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