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An Approach that Support Multiple Linked Representations Within an Intelligent Tutoring System for Helping Students to Develop Skills on Designing Digital Circuits

  • Evandro de Barros CostaEmail author
  • Hemilis Joyse Barbosa Rocha
  • Rômulo Afonso Luna Vianna de Omena
  • Marcus Aurélio Cordeiro Piancó Júnior
  • Henrique Ferreira Alves
  • Marcos José Ferreira Neto
  • Aleksander Toledo
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 445)

Abstract

This paper proposes an approach that allows an exploration of three linked representations within a tutoring system for helping students in problem solving situations to develop skills on designing digital logic circuits. Specifically, we provide a learning environment by considering situations that essentially consist of mapping a logic expression into another equivalent. This environment can work on two basic situations: (i) the students are asked to solve problems, having the possibility to receive personalized assistance or (ii) the tutoring system resolves problems asked by students. The problems and solutions have to be specified in two symbolic representations: Boolean algebra or Propositional Logic, having each expression automatically mapped into its equivalent expression displayed in gate logic language. The tutoring system architecture is presented, as well as its aspects of implementation. The proposed and implemented approach to the tutoring system was evaluated through scenarios of problems with adequate coverage, demonstrating its feasibility.

Keywords

Personalized educational systems Intelligent tutoring systems Multiple representations Digital circuits 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Evandro de Barros Costa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hemilis Joyse Barbosa Rocha
    • 2
  • Rômulo Afonso Luna Vianna de Omena
    • 2
  • Marcus Aurélio Cordeiro Piancó Júnior
    • 1
  • Henrique Ferreira Alves
    • 1
  • Marcos José Ferreira Neto
    • 1
  • Aleksander Toledo
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of ComputingFederal University of Alagoas-UFALMaceióBrazil
  2. 2.Federal Institute of Alagoas-IFALALBrazil

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