Authoring Simulation-Centered Tutors with RIDES
8 (3): "Special Issue on Authoring Systems for Intelligent Tutoring Systems "
RIDES is an application for authoring and delivering interactive
graphical simulations and tutorials in the context of those simulations.
Some types of instruction can be generated automatically by exploiting
structured simulation data. RIDES technology plays an important part in a
number of related research and development projects. RIDES introduces
innovations in the human-computer interface (HCI) of simulation-centered
tutorial authoring systems, including support for constraint and event
authoring, enforcing the primacy of reference, and permitting the authoring
of procedure tutorials by interactive demonstration. RIDES simulations
provide low level automatic support for detecting student operations and
observations and are well-suited for teaching procedures. Authoring use
has revealed a number of additional design considerations that should be
taken into account in the development of future tutor authoring systems.
Foremost among these is the need for an open architecture that supports
collaboration among tutor components, including collaboration with types
of tutor components that have not yet been developed.