FELIX: a virtual learning environment and an intelligent tutoring system to learn and apply Fire Safety

by Béatrice Moissinac (Oregon State University)

FELIX is a virtual learning environment to learn and apply Fire Safety. AIFireSim is an Intelligent Tutoring System attached to FELIX, which learn to teach and then teach participant the best behavior in case of fire. The FELIX is implemented on Beaver Island in Second Life. First, the prototype of AIFireSim learns expert knowledge about what to do in a fire, then it learns the best way to teach. Teaching is defined as being able to make the best choice among the following questions: Which lessons to give and in which order? Which exercise is the best practice of the skill we want to teach? We also look at modeling the student’s cognitive model (how does the student learn or fail to learn)