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TUTOR is an early programming language and interactive environment for creating instructional programs. The language, developed in the late 1960s at the University of Illinois for use with PLATO (Programmed Logic for Automated Teaching Operations), allowed educators to design sophisticated computer-based lessons. TUTOR was made user-friendly so that even non-programmers could create interactive content using simple commands like DRAW or SET POS. In addition to its simplicity, TUTOR included advanced features such as branching, looping, and conditional statements to adapt instruction based on user input or performance. Despite being largely obsolete in today’s educational settings, TUTOR played a crucial role in the development of both educational technology and programming languages designed for ease of use by non-technical professionals.

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