Computer Sciences Dept.

Adviser - A Program Which Advises Students on Courses

Eric M. Timmreck

A computer program which advises students on Computer Sciences courses has been used experimentally at the University of Wisconsin. The program takes into account the background of the student, his interests, his degree requirements, possible schedule conflicts, similarities between courses, and other factors. The student can disagree with the evaluations made by the program and can to some extent direct it in its search for good sets of courses. Of eleven students who participated in the experiment, ten were in general satisfied with the results of the program and eight felt that it performed as well as the average human adviser.

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