Tag Archives: Intelligent tutors and tools

Collaborative Research: Open Player and Community Modeling as a Learning Tool

9/1/19-8/31/22 PIs: Magy Seif El-Nasr, Northeastern University (Award Details) Jichen Zhu, Drexel University (Award Details) An active research area in intelligent tutoring systems and game-based learning is personalized learning. In these environments, the computer analyzes learner behaviors in real time and builds individual models of critical aspects of learning (e.g., level of engagement, knowledge acquisition) […]

Exploring Social Learning in Collaborative Augmented Reality with Virtual Agents as Learning Companions

7/15/19-6/30/22 PIs: Marjorie Zielke, Scotty Craig, Robert Rege, James Wagner University of Texas at Dallas Award Details In the context of medical student education, this Cyberlearning project will investigate how to design rich social learning experiences that integrate real and virtual features (objects or people) to enhance the learning process. To simulate a role-playing experience […]

EAGER: Comprehension Assessment via Spoken Dialog

8/1/19-7/31/20 PI: Wayne Ward University of Colorado at Boulder Award Details My Science Tutor (MyST) is an intelligent virtual tutor for elementary school students that has been developed over the last 10 years, with over 13,000 spoken dialog sessions in 8 areas of science. Its goal is to assess student understanding of concepts rather than […]

Advancing the Use of Automated Dialogue Systems for Teaching Communication and Interpersonal Skills

10/1/18-9/30/20 PIs: Jonathan Gratch, Peter Kim University of Southern California Award Details This project advances the use of technology to improve worker communication and interpersonal skills. The project pursues a near-term vision that students and workers will soon be able to augment their interpersonal skills by receiving conversational practice and personalized tutorial feedback with automated […]

Technology Facilitated Training for Mental Health Counseling

8/1/18-7/31/21 PIs: Vivek Srikumar, Eric Poitras, Zachary Imel, Michael Tanana University of Utah Award Details Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with mental health or substance abuse problems. While conversational interventions like psychotherapy and other forms of counseling are among the most effective treatment options available, less than half of those in need receive care. […]

Collaborative Research: Human-Technology Partnership Supporting Career Path Exploration and Navigation

9/1/18-8/31/21 PIs: Carolyn Rose, Carnegie-Mellon University (Award Details) Jason Levin, Western Governors University (Award Details) The employment landscape is changing and expanding, creating uncertainty as individuals navigate decisions regarding career preparation and continuing education. This project develops technology to provide guidance for college students to access high quality information and guidance within a large and […]

Human/AI Co-Orchestration of Dynamically-Differentiated Collaborative Classrooms

9/1/18-8/31/21 PIs: Vincent Aleven, Nikol Rummel Carnegie-Mellon University Award Details This project will create and demonstrate new technology that supports dynamically-differentiated instruction for the classroom of the future. This new vision centers on carefully-designed partnerships between teachers, students, and artificial intelligence (AI). AI-powered learning software will support students during problem-solving practice, providing either individual guidance […]

EXP: Development of Human Language Technologies to Improve Disciplinary Writing and Learning through Self-Regulated Revising

8/01/2017-7/31/2020 PIs: Rebecca Hwa, Diane Litman, Amanda Godley University of Pittsburgh Award Details Writing and revising are essential parts of learning, yet many college students graduate without demonstrating improvement or mastery of academic writing. This project explores the feasibility of improving students’ academic writing through a revision environment that integrates natural language processing methods, best […]

EXP: Collaborative Research: Empowering Learners to Conduct Experiments

9/01/2017-8/31/2019 PI: Casper Harteveld, Gillian Smith Northeastern University Award Details This project seeks to transform current practices in the teaching of scientific research methods by shifting the fundamental dynamics and focusing in a scientific domain that is relatable to a broad audience: designing and conducting social and behavioral science experiments. Scientific inquiry is key to […]