I-TUTOR consortium Publishes E-book “Intelligent tutoring system: an overview“

The report presents the outcomes of a large literature review and the implications of using intelligent tutoring systems in the European scenario. Topics include a historical excursus and a description of the ITS, from a pedagogical and didactical point of view; cognitive modeling (and classic modeling) used by informatics designers in the ITS construction; data mining in education, examining potentials and constraints in the use of data mining in education, summarizing the potential they have to offer meaningful support to stakeholders; literature review in order to summarise directions and research paths in the use of user-profiling, trying to define the main topics that should be considered in future research; and finally Instructional Design and the perspectives of the ITS research, dealing with the issue of educational design software. Available to download for free.