TNT: A talking tutor 'N' trainer for teaching the use of interactive computer systems

Lloyd H. Nakatani, Dennis E. Egan, Laurence W. Ruedisueli, Patrick M. Hawley, Deborah K. Lewart

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Abstract

Tutor 'N' Trainer (TNT) is an automated tutor for vi, the UNIX™ system screen editor. TNT fosters learning by doing. The Tutor component guides the student's practice with spoken instruction and feedback. The Trainer component assures safety during practice by permitting only previously taught and appropriate operations. Individualization and effectiveness are achieved in two ways: special helper keys enable slow learners to get extra help and repeat troublesome tasks; and practice loops force slow learners to practice tasks repeatedly until competency is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1986
EditorsMarilyn Mantei, Peter Orbeton
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0897911806
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1986
Externally publishedYes
Event1986 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1986 - Boston, United States
Duration: Mar 13 1986Mar 17 1986

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other1986 SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1986
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period3/13/863/17/86

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Nakatani, L. H., Egan, D. E., Ruedisueli, L. W., Hawley, P. M., & Lewart, D. K. (1986). TNT: A talking tutor 'N' trainer for teaching the use of interactive computer systems. In M. Mantei, & P. Orbeton (Eds.), Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 1986 (pp. 29-34). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/22627.22344