Using Assessment Software to Create a Dialogue-Based Tutorial

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Automated tutorials enable students to prepare and revise topics whenever they wish. Very large and growing class sizes on key pathways mean that busy tutors and students are glad of software programs that automate some of the more routine student-tutor interactions. I present a worked example of a short automated adaptive tutorial, inspired by human-to-human dialogue and created using the kind of widely deployed assessment software that is used for authoring multiple-response (check-box) exam questions. Combining their teaching experience with some basic control logic, tutors can use to good educational effect the distinctive answer combinations that students provide.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationACM Inroads
Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2018


  • Computer-assisted learning
  • Assessment software
  • Automated tutorials


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