The Cognitive Tutor: Applying Cognitive Science to Education


Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor programs give students the opportunity to receive individualized attention, maximizing the amount of time spent actively learning and mastering fundamental sets of knowledge skills. Cognitive Tutor programs are an innovative application of technology, applied content curriculum and cognitive science. An important component of the program is software that is intelligent. That is, it monitors the status of the student’s knowledge on a moment-by-moment basis and tailors course material, based on these continual assessments. 
This whitepaper will describe how Cognitive Tutor programs are different from other educational solutions because they have a sound theoretical basis that has been proven effective in classrooms.

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