Tutor Topics:


Wayang Outpost









Interactive Tutors:


  • The study and description of motion, without regard to its causes

Injection Molding

Finite Element Analysis


  • Stamping
  • Strip Layout
  • Die Casting
  • Forging

Spatial Reasoning

Technical Drawing:

  • Drafting for technical and mechanical illustration

Rotation Drawing:

  • Mechanical drawings depicting movement around a vertical axis


  • Shaping metal by using localized compressive forces

Die Casting:

  • A process for producing engineered metal parts by forcing molten metal under high pressure into reusable steel molds


  • An Interactive Case-Based Computer Program for Inquiry Teaching in a variety of displines.

Why the name RASHI?


RASHI in Action





Art History



E-Learning inquiry systems are applicable to a wide range of subjects. Here, the RASHI Inquiry Tutor is used to help students study art history and discover, for themselves, possible interpretations of the meaning of a particular work of art and the information about the life of he artist.

The Tempest

In this example, students log in and receive the statement of the problem.  They are asked to study the painting "The Tempest" by the 16th century Italian painter Giorgione.  The painting has perplexed art historians for centuries because they aren't sure how to interpret it. There is very little documentation about the painting, it is a groundbreaking work in the sense that figures are placed in a landscape with the landscape playing a dominant role.

Giorgione is known for his ambiguous subjects but this painting is surely one of the most mysterious.  The student is asked to read several publications that promote different theories.  Additionally, the student can view the painting in great detail and also see an infraredreflectograph of the work. The students job is to fully understand the different theories and demonstrate this understanding by representing the arguments in the Inquiry Tutor's argument editor.  The student is encourage to explore the painting on his own and to comment on the different theories.


The Inquiry Tutor instructs the student to:


Click on the image at the right to see how this example appears in the Inquiry Tutor module.  
Art History Widget