Design Recommendations for ITSs Vol 8:Data Visualization

Added by Sinatra, Anne 20 days ago

The Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Volume 8 – Data Visualization Book is now published and available for download! The book is free, and is available in the documents tab of or through this link:

This book on Data Visualization is the 8th in a planned series of books that examine key topics (e.g., learner modeling, instructional strategies, authoring, domain modeling, assessment, team tutoring, self-improving systems, data visualization, competency based scenario design) in intelligent tutoring system (ITS) design. This book focuses on data visualization. The discussion chapters in this book examine topics through the lens of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT). GIFT is a modular, service-oriented architecture created to reduce the cost and skill required to author ITSs, distribute ITSs, manage instruction within ITSs, and evaluate the effect of ITS technologies on learning, performance, retention, transfer of skills, and other instructional outcomes.

Citation: Sinatra, A.M., Graesser, A.C., Hu, X., Goldberg, B., and Hampton, A.J. (Eds.). (2020). Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems: Volume 8 - Data Visualization. Orlando, FL: US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command - Soldier Center. ISBN 978-0-9977257-8-0. Available at:

GIFTSym8 Briefings and Meeting Recordings Now Available!

Added by Burmester, Elyse 7 months ago

The 8th Annual GIFT Users Symposium papers, presentations and virtual meeting recordings are now live on and YouTube!

You can now access all of the briefings, along with the proceedings, here:

The virtual meeting recordings can be found on the GIFT YouTube page using the following links:
Day 1 Part I - GIFTSym8

Day 1 Part II - GIFTSym8

Day 2 - GIFTSym8

GIFT 2020-1 Released!

Added by Brawner, Keith 8 months ago

Download GIFT 2020-1 directly here:

Free GIFT Account registration required to download GIFT; GIFT is available at no cost.

GIFT Cloud updates will still be deployed regularly, of course. This release features:
- TEAM tutoring, with multiple players, lobby system, and...
- Human observer tool (Game Master) for individuals and teams
- Integration with the VR Engage training application
- Manual branching for experiments
- New courses, DKF conditions, validated surveys,
- And more!

GIFTSYM8 Proceedings and Day 2 Info

Added by Goldberg, Ben 8 months ago

GIFTSYM8 Day 1 is a wrap! Thanks to the 85+ who participated throughout the day. The proceedings are now available at the following link:

Please share with anyone and everyone!

We are excited to continue with our briefings tomorrow morning. Day Two (2) will only be a half-day (0830-1215), so make sure to check the attached agenda for presentation times. All times are Eastern Daylight-Saving Time (EDT). The primary theme for tomorrow revolves around Team-Based Intelligent Tutoring and Synthetic Training Environments. Use the below link to join in the fun!!

We look forward to an excellent Day Two!

Your GIFTsym8 Program Committee
(please direct questions to )

GIFTSYM8 Just Two (2) Days Away!

Added by Goldberg, Ben 8 months ago

Hello GIFT Community!

Our Annual GIFT Users Symposium (GIFTSYM8) is just two days away. The event will be held on Microsoft Teams across. If you haven't already done so, please register at the following link (GIFTSYM8 is free of charge!):

For a copy of the latest agenda, you can download the attachment in this news post or from this link:

All times referenced are Eastern Daylight-Savings Time (EDT) in the United States. If you have any questions, send emails to .

See you Thursday morning!

Your GIFTSYM8 Committee


Added by Goldberg, Ben 8 months ago

Hello all!

We have made some slight modifications to the agenda for GIFTSYM8. Please see the attachment in this News Announcement for the latest version.

We're looking forward to engaging with everyone next Thursday morning!

Your GIFTSYM Program Committee

GIFTSYM8 (Virtual) Agenda and Logistics

Added by Goldberg, Ben 8 months ago

GIFTSYM8 (Virtual Edition) is a go!!

Please mark your calendars -- GIFTSYM8 will take place on MICROSOFT TEAMS Thursday, 28 May (8:30am - 5pm) and Friday, 29 May (8:30am - 12:15pm) 2020!

The preliminary agenda is now available (see attachment in this News Item)!



While COVID-19 prevents us from being able to enjoy each others' company in person, we're excited by the opportunity to engage with you all virtually. The event will be FREE OF CHARGE, but we do request you register at the following link:

We look forward to an excellent event! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Your GIFTSYM8 Program Committee
(Please direct questions to )


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