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The Role of Automation in Instruction: Recent Advances in AuthorIT and TutorIT Solve Fundamental Problems in Developing Intelligent Tutoring Systems
Joseph M. Scandura

More and more things that humans used to do can now be automated on computers. In each case, complex tasks have been automated – not to the extent that they can be done as well as humans, but better. In this introduction, I summarize important parallels in education – showing how and why advances in the Structural Learning Theory (SLT) and the AuthorIT development and TutorIT delivery technologies based thereon make it possible not only to duplicate many of the things that human math tutors can do but to do them better.

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