Combining ITS and eLearning Technologies: Opportunities and Challenges

Christopher Brooks, Jim Greer, Erica Melis, Carsten Ullrich

In: M. Ikeda, K.D. Ashley, T-W. Chan (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutor Systems. International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) Jhongli Seiten 278-287 LNCS 4053 Springer-Verlag 6/2006.


The development of Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS) and eLearning systems has been progressing largely independently over the past several years. Both types of systems have strengths and weaknesses - ITSs are typically domain specific and rely on concise knowledge modeling and learner modeling, while eLearning systems are deployable in a wide range of circumstances and focus on connecting learners both to content and to one another. This paper provides possibilities for convergence of these two areas, and describes two of our experiences in providing an ITS-style approach to eLearning systems.

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence