By Topic

An intelligent tutoring system for the Dijkstra-Gries methodology

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Ng, F. ; ISSC Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia ; Butler, G. ; Kay, Judy

The paper describes the design and implementation of an intelligent tutoring system for the Dijkstra-Gries programming methodology as defined by Gries (1981) in “The Science of Programming”. The first part of the paper identifies the requirements of intelligent tutoring systems in general and those of the methodology in particular. It shows the suitability of the Smalltalk environment for developing expandable intelligent systems and the compatibility of Smalltalk's object-oriented paradigm with the Gries methodology's goal/plan approach to programming. We then describe how these requirements are met: an overview of the system's support of the methodology and the modules that enable the system to respond intelligently. As an example, a reusable tutorial part is presented, first from a student's perspective, then from an author's perspective. Finally the results of an evaluation of the system drawn from actual student experience are presented

Published in:

Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 5 )