Tutor Topics:


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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





Wayang Outpost


Wayang Outpost is an improvement over other tutoring systems in several ways. First, although they can provide effective instruction, few ITS have geometry problemreally taken advantage of the instructional possibilities of dynamic multimedia techniques such as sound and animation in the way that Wayang Outpost does. Such techniques are common in commercial software (Beal et al., 2002), and have produced higher learning when present in educational software (Mayer, 2001). Second, although current ITS model the student's knowledge on an ongoing basis to provide effective help, there have been only preliminary attempts to incorporate knowledge of student group characteristics (e.g., profile of cognitive skills, gender) into the tutor and to use this profile information to guide instruction (Shute, 1995; Arroyo et al., 2000).

Wayang Outpost addresses factors that have been shown to cause females to score lower than males in these tests. It is suspected that cognitive abilities such as spatial abilities and math fact retrieval are importantKulit determinants of the scorein these standardized tests. Math Fact retrieval is a measure of a student’s proficiency with math facts, the probability that a student can rapidly retrieve an answer to a simple math operation from memory. In some studies, math fact retrieval was foundto be an important source of gender differences in math problems and SAT-Mathproblems (Royer et al., 1999). Other studies found that when mental rotation ability was statistically adjusted for, the significant gender difference in SAT-M disappeared (Casey et al, 1995). Finally, Wayang Outpost incorporates the interactions of previous users with the system to create a datacentric student model, an approach that a few researchers have used, and that has proved beneficial in terms of predictability and enhanced learning (Beck et al., 2000; Mayo & Mitrovic, 2002).

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