Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems

Lishan Zhang, Winslow Burleson, Maria Elena Chavez-Echeagaray, Sylvie Girard, Javier Gonzalez-Sanchez, Yoalli Hidalgo-Pontet, Kurt VanLehn

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Abstract

While modeling dynamic systems in an efficient manner is an im- portant skill to acquire for a scientist, it is a difficult skill to acquire. A simple step-based tutoring system, called AMT, was designed to help students learn how to construct models of dynamic systems using deep modeling practices. In order to increase the frequency of deep modeling and reduce the amount of guessing/gaming, a meta-tutor coaching students to follow a deep modeling strategy was added to the original modeling tool. This paper presents the results of two experiments investigating the effectiveness of the meta-tutor when com- pared to the original software. The results indicate that students who studied with the meta-tutor did indeed engage more in deep modeling practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages37-41
Number of pages5
Volume1009
StatePublished - 2013
EventWorkshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

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OtherWorkshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period7/9/137/13/13

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Keywords

  • Empirical evaluation
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Meta-tutor

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  • Computer Science(all)

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Zhang, L., Burleson, W., Chavez-Echeagaray, M. E., Girard, S., Gonzalez-Sanchez, J., Hidalgo-Pontet, Y., & VanLehn, K. (2013). Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings (Vol. 1009, pp. 37-41). CEUR-WS.

Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems. / Zhang, Lishan; Burleson, Winslow; Chavez-Echeagaray, Maria Elena; Girard, Sylvie; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Javier; Hidalgo-Pontet, Yoalli; VanLehn, Kurt.

CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 1009 CEUR-WS, 2013. p. 37-41.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Zhang, L, Burleson, W, Chavez-Echeagaray, ME, Girard, S, Gonzalez-Sanchez, J, Hidalgo-Pontet, Y & VanLehn, K 2013, Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems. in CEUR Workshop Proceedings. vol. 1009, CEUR-WS, pp. 37-41, Workshops at the 16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013, Memphis, United States, 7/9/13.
Zhang L, Burleson W, Chavez-Echeagaray ME, Girard S, Gonzalez-Sanchez J, Hidalgo-Pontet Y et al. Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems. In CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 1009. CEUR-WS. 2013. p. 37-41
Zhang, Lishan ; Burleson, Winslow ; Chavez-Echeagaray, Maria Elena ; Girard, Sylvie ; Gonzalez-Sanchez, Javier ; Hidalgo-Pontet, Yoalli ; VanLehn, Kurt. / Evaluation of a meta-tutor for constructing models of dynamic systems. CEUR Workshop Proceedings. Vol. 1009 CEUR-WS, 2013. pp. 37-41
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