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Abstract or Description
Instructional Design aspires to define a sound curriculum by using instructional analysis and concept organization. Along with other criteria, the purpose of instructional design is to ensure integrity among instructional objectives, tasks that students must perform, and the evaluation of their performance. Currently, the methods used in instructional design models have a limited scientific basis. Even with many efforts towards a science of instruction, this goal remains elusive. Computers may provide a positive shift towards systematic and verifiable instructional analysis with the advent of intelligent tutoring systems and the byproducts of their development. One such system, the Piano Tutor, has led to a formal model for curriculum design and analysis and is described in detail.