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





Chemistry Tutors


Interactive discovery modules track the student's performance and provide interactive simulations and an incentive to perform the learning activity. Thirty five interactive discovery environments have been developed in Java including topics such as radioactive decay, orbital energies, uv-vis spectroscopy, chemical equilibrium and acids and bases



In an integrated environment, the student is led to interact with the applets through specific questions. The initial questions help the student discover how to interact with the applet and additional questions help assimilate observations, formulate and test hypotheses, or reach conclusions. Initial response to these environments from students in the pilot group was favorable as they interacted with the limiting reagents and electromagnetic radiation applets.


Bill Vining, Roberta Day, Beatrice Botch
Department of Chemistry

Matt Cornell, Beverly Woolf, Dave Hart, Chris Elliot, Steve Battisti
Department of Computer Science


This project was supported by National Science Foundation grant no. DUE-9653064 to R. Day and US Dept. of Education, FIPSE grant P116B70834 to W. Vining