GIFT 2014-3X (“Holiday GIFT”) release available for download

Added by Brawner, Keith about 9 years ago

GIFT 2014-3X (“Holiday GIFT”) is now available for download by registered users on the GIFT Portal at

Download the file here:

Additions/improvements include:
- Example EMAP course created to show enhanced adaptive branching
- More complete Excavator course added with additional levels of in-game assessment
- A tool for getting the status of performance assessment nodes (requested by community)
- Support for multiple users of a single GIFT instance
- Handful of bug fixes (including launching SIMILE)

Note that GIFT-2014-3X is an eXperimental release, and has not been fully regression tested. Please communicate any regression errors that you find on the forums at

3rd Annual GIFT Users Symposium Call For Papers

Added by Sottilare, Robert about 9 years ago

2015, June 17-18th, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Scope and Topics of Interest:
The aim of this symposium is to bring together members of the GIFT User community for an in-depth exploration of tools, methods, and standards for Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) as part of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) research project sponsored by the US Army Research Laboratory. GIFT is a free, modular, service-oriented architecture whose goal is to make automated authoring, automated instruction, and effect analysis easy and cost-effective. GIFT has three primary objectives:

(1)reduce the skill and time needed to author ITSs
(2)provide an automated instructional capability based upon best tutoring principles, strategies, and tactics for use in ITSs;
(3)enable experimentation to analyze the effectiveness and impact of ITS components, tools, and methods.
The program committee invites GIFT practitioners and ITS scientists to submit papers highlighting their use of GIFT and recommendations for design enhancements in the following areas: automated authoring, automated instructional management, and evaluation of learning, retention and transfer effect.

Submission instructions:
Paper submissions should be 10 pages maximum in APA format and submitted through Easy Chair at: Only submissions in .doc (Word) format will be accepted and a template will be made available on All submissions should be in English. Address any questions to .

Important Dates

Symposium abstracts due: February 27, 2015
Symposium abstracts accepted: March 11, 2015
Symposium papers due: April 3, 2015
Decisions communicated to authors: April 22, 2015
Camera ready papers due: May 15, 2015
Presentations due: June 10, 2015
Symposium dates: June 17-18, 2015

New Game and Course Available: Construction Equipment

Added by Brawner, Keith over 9 years ago

Each version of GIFT has come with a new domain of instruction, to serve as an example of how to use various capabilities. The EMAP functionality in the current GIFT release allow for a pedagogical engine to select content based on information about the learner, skip content based on pre-test information, assign remediation based on post-test information, assess learners in a practice environment, and assign feedback/remediation from observations. You can see examples of most of these items by downloading a construction environment/terrain and training course on the Files tab ( and following the instructions in the zip files.

Tell Us About Your Experiences with GIFT

Added by Sottilare, Robert over 9 years ago

Hi GIFT Users... A new version of GIFT is now available to the public... we would like to hear about and share your experiences with GIFT. Have you applied GIFT in some novel way? In a classroom? Send us a picture of you and your class. For an evaluation or experiment? We would like to feature GIFT users and tell your story on

Email your stories to: and title your email "GIFT User Experience"


GIFT Development Team

GIFT 2014-2 Release available for download (revised)

Added by Ragusa, Charlie over 9 years ago

GIFT 2014-2 is now available for download by registered users on the GIFT Portal at

Download the file here:

Additions/improvements include:

  • Control Panel
  • DE Testbed integration
  • Performance Assessment Node Status Tool
  • GIFT Authoring Tool
  • Improved Learner State Panel (Monitor)
  • EMAP and Merrills Branch Point improvements
  • Additional Web browser support
  • AutoTutor Local SKO Option
  • Course configuration
  • Concept Assessment Improvements
  • Conversion Wizard Improvements
  • LRS + Course Recommendations

After downloading, more details are available in the release notes.

GIFT 2014-1X Sensor Module Issue

Added by Ragusa, Charlie almost 10 years ago

We discovered an issue with the Sensor Module in the 2014-1X GIFT release, where if the module was configured with one or more sensors a null pointer exception would be thrown. The exception occurs as soon as the user starts any GIFT course.

If you plan on running your GIFT instance with a sensor, be sure to check out the forum post that describes the remedy for this issue:


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