Computer assisted concept learning

  • Jean-Louis Dessalles
Models Of Reasoning And Learning
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 438)


The present study shows that there is a qualitative difference between concept and skill acquisition, and that it may have some consequences on the design of C.A.I. courseware. We show for instance that concept learning is essentially a logical process, based on rule acquisition or modification, and that conversation (free dialogue) is best suited for concept transmission. This paper describes a mixed-initiative dialogue module which is part of the "SAVANT 3" CAI system.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Louis Dessalles
    • 1
  1. 1.Département InformatiqueTelecom ParisParisFrance

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