The Carnegie Mellon Genetics Cognitive Tutor
       
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Compatibility.
  • The tutor lessons are compatible with any genetics course or introductory biology course.
  • The major topics are independent and can be used in any order.

Convenience.

  • The tutor can be adopted as homework assignments
    (no revisions in the classroom activity schedule are necessary).
  • It can be adopted for section-meeting or lab activities.
  • No correcting/grading is required – the tutor ensures that students complete each problem successfully.

Student Credit Based on Progress.

  • Genetics TutorShop progress reports enable you to readily assign credit based on the number of problems completed.
  • At any time you can view:
    - number of problems completed by each student
    - the date a lesson was completed by each student
    - the time spent in problem solving by each student
  • Only you (and your teaching assistants, if you wish) have access to the TutorShop reports for your class(es).

Designed to be Convenient and Affordable for Students.

  • Students in your course register individually on this website
  • The tutor can be run in any browser running Flash.
  • Students can access the tutor 24 hours a day throughout the semester
  • Students pay a fee on-line for access to tutor units based on the package you select.
  • Choose the best package for your course:
    - 3 lessons for $13.45 per student
    - 4 lessons for $14.95 per student
    - 5 lessons for $16.45 per student
    - 6 lessons for $17.95 per student
    - 7 lessons or more for $19.45 per student

Extras

  • You (and your teaching assistants) have access to the tutor lessons at no charge.
  • The GeneticsTutorShop allows you to monitor how challenging students find the problems.
    (View Student Report Information)
  • A library of paper-based quiz problems analogous to the tutor problems is available to instructors.

Adopting the Genetics Cognitive Tutor

  • Register your course on this website. Go to Registration!
  • You will receive a course “pass key” your students will use to sign up for the tutor.
  • Set a schedule for completing the tutor lessons.
  • We recommend assigning course points for completing each lesson.

     Our experience is that students will not use the tutor if it is completely optional.
     A couple lessons may be reserved for extra credit.

 

 
 
 
 
   
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