At ILS, we have constructed a computer program called Sounding Board that implements the learning by reflection architecture. Sounding Board is aimed at helping its user creatively solve a problem. Creative problem solving depends on the ability to have one's mind "systematically wander" over aspects of the problem, asking questions that help probe into those aspects. Sounding Board provides an environment that guides learners while they ask themselves a standard set of questions, helping them systematically explore the problem they are facing. The current version of Sounding Board knows approximately 700 questions.
Sounding Board gives no answers. Its goal is simply to ask a question that will get the student thinking in an interesting direction.
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