This is an EXPERIMENTAL release that can be downloaded on the Downloads page of gifttutoring.org. These changes are also available to you on GIFT Cloud (cloud.gifttutoring.org).
Here are some of the changes in this release:
1) We now support the iCAP (Interactive/Constructive/Active/Passive) instructional design model via a new course object. This supports a new area of instruction - remediation. Items placed in the remediation area will be chosen first by the instructional engine - before alternative content. In this instructional model, only one piece of content is chosen before retesting (as opposed to the traditional EMAP model where a Rules AND Example area content could be chosen).
2) This release includes an update to the newest version of VBS (VBS3 v3.9.2).
3) Minor upgrades, bug fixes, interface changes, faster course validation, etc.
For more information refer to the release notes at https://gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/wiki/Release_Notes_2018-1#Interim-Release-2017-12-22 or start a discussion on the GIFT forums at https://gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/boards.