Eman El-Sheikh and Jon Sticklen
There is a need for easier, more cost-effective means of developing intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs). A novel and advantageous solution to this problem is the development of a task-specific ITS shell that can generate tutoring systems for different domains within a given class of tasks. Task-specific authoring shells offer flexibility in generating ITSs for different domains, yet are powerful enough to build knowledgeable tutors. In this report, we describe the development of an architecture for the generation of intelligent tutoring systems for various domains by interfacing with existing generic task-based expert systems, and reusing other tutoring components.