Socializing the Intelligent Tutor: Bringing Empathy to Computer Tutors

  • Mark R. Lepper
  • Ruth W. Chabay
Part of the Cognitive Science book series (COGNITIVE SCIEN)


The computer, it has been said, is a once-in-several-centuries invention—a technology potentially capable of transforming the process of education (Brown, 1985; Kay, 1977; Papert, 1980; Simon, 1983; Suppes, 1966). Indeed, as the computer has begun to infiltrate primary as well as college classrooms, the array of educational uses to which it has been put is impressive (Kleiman, 1984; Lepper, 1985). It can serve, simultaneously, as a tool for facilitating the performance of a variety of mundane tasks (such as word processing, data analysis, or information retrieval), a device for creating and presenting complex simulations and rich exploratory-learning environments, and a means of providing practice of skills and testing of knowledge in many content areas.


Intrinsic Motivation Intelligent Tutoring System Motivational Goal Human Tutor Human Teacher 
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