Curriculum Evaluation : A Case Study

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1452)


In the field of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) the organisation of the knowledge to be taught (curriculum) plays an important role. Educational theories have been used to organise the information and tools have been developed to support it. These tools are very useful but not sufficient to edit a large curriculum. We need rules to help preventing incoherences, and a guideline for determining such rules. In this paper, we report on two experiments. The first one seeks of determining some rules which we shall use to improve an existing curriculum. The second experiment uses these rules during the construction of a new curriculum in order to prevent initial mistakes.


Entry Point Pedagogical Model Teaching Goal Edition Tool Curriculum Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Département d’informatique et de recherche opérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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