SimStudent is a synthetic student that learns cognitive skills from worked-out examples (i.e., demonstrated solutions) and through tutored problem-solving. Technically, SimStudent is an application of programing by demonstration to generate a cognitive model. Two major applications of SimStudent have been studied so far including authoring Cognitive Tutors by demonstration using SimStudent as as a plug-in for the Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT), and conducting controlled studies on effective alternative interventions using SimStudents as simulated students.
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