Keywords

Intelligent Tutor, Case Based Reasoning

Abstract

This study investigated the various methods involved in creating an intelligent tutor for the University of Central Florida Infinity Web Applets (UCF Infinity Web Applets). After conducting research into various methods, two major methods emerged and they are: solving the problem for the student and helping the student when they become stymied and unable to solve the problem. A storyboard was created to show the interactions of the student and system along with a list of features that were desired to be included in the tutoring system. From the storyboard and list of features, an architecture was created to handle all of the interactions and features. After the initial architecture was designed, the development of the actual system was started. The architecture underwent a multitude of changes to conclude with a working system, EINO. The final architecture of EINO incorporated a case based reasoning system to perform pattern recognition on the student's input into the UCF Infinity Web Applets. The interface that the student interacts with was created using flash. EINO was implemented in three of the labs from the UCF Infinity Web Applets. A series of tests were performed on the EINO tutoring system to prove that the system could actually perform each and every one of the features listed initially. The final test was a simulation of how the EINO would perform under a set of given cases. Test subjects with the same educational level as the target group were chosen to spend an unlimited time using each of the three labs. Each of the test subjects filled out a survey on every lab to determine if the EINO system produced a helpful output.

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Graduation Date

2007

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Richie, Samuel

Degree

Master of Science in Computer Engineering (M.S.Cp.E.)

College

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Degree Program

Computer Engineering

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0001762

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0001762

Language

English

Release Date

September 2007

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Restricted to the UCF community until September 2007; it will then be open access.

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