This project is funded by US
Dept. of Education, FIPSE grant P116B70787
When the user first invokes the tutor, the Log in and scenario selection window will appear (see figure 5). This window consists of three panels:
The difficult level ranges from 1 to 4 and usually indicates the depth of the selected problem. For example, a level 1 problem would involve a simple fix. Level 3 would mean that the symptom is caused by some problem that is caused by another problem. The fix for a level 3 problem might involve three repair (or maintenance) actions. Having problems with different levels allows students to progress to more realistic problems as he/she is becoming more familiar with the chip shooter.
The WISETutor keeps a data file of the problems that the students attempted, the ones he/she solved, and the steps the students took. An enhancement to the tutor is to allow analysis of this data so the instructors can see how well the students are solving the problems.
Figure 6 shows that student jjw has log in and selected scenario 2 (highlighted
blue). Scenario has a difficulty level of 1 and the student has solved
the problem before.
Figure 6 – The student selects Scenario #2 and the problem description is given in the left section.
After the student reads the problem and decides to try to troubleshoot it, he/she would click on Continue and the tutor window will appear.
The student can log out by clicking on the Log out button. To terminate the program, click on the x on the upper right hand corner of the Scenario Editor or select the Exit option under the File pull down menu. A window will appear to ask whether to terminate the program or not. Select Yes to quite or No to resume the program.
After terminating the program, the MS-DOS JRE window will change to Finished – run window. Close that window by clicking on the x on the upper right corner.
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