Tag Archives: Intelligent tutors and tools

EAGER: Collaborative Research: Virtual STEM Buddies for Personalized Learning Experiences in Free Choice Informal Learning Settings

PIs: Kyle Johnsen, University of Georgia Research Foundation (Award Details) Karen Kelly, The Children’s Museum of Atlanta (Award Details) Elizabeth DiSalvo, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Award Details) This project investigates how to provide customized instructional scaffolding to young kids to learn science in unstructured, out-of-school environments. The innovation is in using ‘virtual STEM buddies’ (VSBs), […]

EXP: Helping Teachers Help Their Students: Teachers’ Use of Intelligent Tutoring Software Analytics to Improve Student Learning.

PIs: Vincent Aleven, Bruce McLaren Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details Improving learning in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a critical national need as more jobs require STEM proficiency. Recently, Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) have shown great promise in improving STEM learning in middle school and high school. While these tutors support students directly, […]

EAGER: Computational Models of Essay Rewritings

PIs: Rebecca Hwa, Diane Litman University of Pittsburgh Award Details Natural language processing (NLP) is an integral part of an intelligent tutoring system for writing; it allows the system to automatically analyze student writings and provide feedback to help students to learn. For example, methods have been developed to automatically detect and correct grammar usage […]

EXP: Partners in Learning: Building Rapport with a Virtual Peer Tutor

PIs: Justine Cassell, Louis-Philippe Morency, Amy Ogan Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details This project seeks to understand, and capitalize on, how teachers or tutors build rapport with learners by building technologies that support rapport. Research will study what rapport with learners looks like, when students deploy rapport techniques, when and how deploying rapport techniques (whether by […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: PerSketchTivity – Empowering and Inspiring Creative, Competent, Communicative, and Effective Engineers through Perspective Sketching

PIs: Julie Linsey and Wayne Li, Georgia Tech (Award Details) Jeffery Liew and Erin McTigue, Texas A&M (Award Details) This project examines whether technology can support learning to freehand sketch. Sketching has been demonstrated to play an important role in a number of domains, including engineering, and the ability to quickly sketch has been shown […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Fostering Ecologies of Online Learners through Technology Augmented Human Facilitation

PI: Carolyn Rose, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Marcela Borge, Penn State University (Award Details) This Cyberlearning: Transforming Education project brings together leading-edge researchers in computational linguistics and computer-supported collaborative learning to explore feasibility issues in designing an intelligent conversational agent that interacts with groups of learners as they are working together and provides cognitive, meta-cognitive, […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: A cyber-ensemble of inversion, immersion, collaborative workspaces, query and media-making in mathematics classrooms

PI: Eric Hamilton, Pepperdine University (Award Details) Wayne Ward, Ronald Cole, Boulder Language Technologies (Award Details) In this Cyberlearning: Transforming Education EXP project, the PIs focus on designing classrooms as collaborative workspaces and learning how such learning environments can foster learning well. They are addressing these issues in high school mathematics classrooms. Learners view videos […]