General information

The tutor-web is a research based learning environment for personalised education.

Teachers

Basics for instructors

The tutor-web was initially designed to be a research tool and includes an on-line drilling system. It has been used as a general tool for drills and distributing material, for several classes of 200-600 students, collecting annually up to 250 thousand student answers to drill questions in the largest classes. These pages will contain background information regarding the tutor-web. The actual tutor-web entrance is at http://tutor-web.net but the descriptions below give an introduction for instructors and students.

Administering students and classes

 

The tutor-web is completely open. Feel free to  visit the links,  http://tutor-web.net, browse and try it out in any way. 

The first thing for an instructor to do is to personally register in the tutor-web system (top of the front page at  http://tutor-web.net) and then send an email to tw@raunvis.hi.is, requesting instructor access (and start a discussion on what is needed). You will then get access to the folder "Schools and classes" and a folder will be set up for your class, where you can enter your students' email addresses and insert pointers to lectures which you want to cover in your course.

Should you want to set up a completely new course or tutorial, contact us at tw@raunvis.hi.is and we will see what can be done.

The best you can do for your students is to point them at the drills. The single most common problem we see is students having issues with high school mathematics. Just point them to the tutor-web.net and tell them to direct their browser at the high school math section where they can select any material they feel a need to practise. We suggest pointing them to the numbers and algebra sections and making sure they do not stop before they get a really high grade (e.g. 9.75 out of 10).


Extracting grades

 

Special links exist where an instructor can extract the grades of all students in the class, in CSV format appropriate for importing into spreadsheets or statistical packages. Contact us if you need instructor access.

Contributing 

 

We need your help: Writing content is a lot of work. If you have open material, please let us know. 

Please consider donating to the tutor-web.

Implementation details

 

Several papers describe the internals of the tutor-web. We hope to put a description here as well.

Students

Basics for students

The tutor-web was designed to be a research tool and includes an on-line drilling system. It has been used for several classes of 200-600 students, collecting up to 250 thousand student answers per year to drill questions in the largest classes. These pages will contain background information regarding the tutor-web. The actual tutor-web entrance is at http://tutor-web.net but the following provides basic information for students.

If you are accessing this as a part of a course in a school, your instructor may have set up access for you. Otherwise, click the Register button on the front page. Again, if your work is a part of a class, then you will want to use your official school/university email address, not a personal email account.

Accessing content

 

Select the appropriate department, find a course and tutorial within the course. Then you can choose "Download tutorial notes" to access the reading material in this tutorial.

Accessing drills 

To use the drills you need to first register and from then on you just log in. This is needed so that the system can keep track of how well you are doing and can give you drills which are in line with how you are doing.

To start drills, go to the appropriate department, find a course and tutorial within the course. Then you can select a lecture and choose "Take a drill". Once you have started, you can go off-line and keep working on your phone or tablet.

Example: For a really simple test of the system, go to Elementary school mathematics and take some drills on addition. As you answer questions correctly you will see how your grade increases.

 


Rewards


You earn Smileycoins as you work within the tutor-web.


Note: The tutor-web system is designed as a learning tool, giving SMLY as rewards upon completing drills. It is considered abuse of the tutor-web to register under multiple user names for the sole purpose of solving elementary drills to earn SMLY.  There is no learning involved in simply solving the same set of drills multiple times, as different users and in copies of the same lectures. This is therefore not considered acceptable use of the system.



Implementation details

 

More to come.