Nov. 16, 2019
APSCE Webinar Series I: INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF VOLUNTARY USE OF AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM ON STUDENTS' LEARNING
APSCE Webinar Series I:
By Antonija (Tanja) Mitrovic, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF VOLUNTARY USE OF AN INTELLIGENT TUTORING SYSTEM ON STUDENTS' LEARNING
Date & Time: 11 December 2019 (Wednesday) - 3:00pm-4:30pm (New Zealand time / GMT+13 with Daylight Saving)
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URL (on Jitsi server): https://apsce.for-more.biz/webinar (recommended to use Google Chrome)
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The common approach to evaluate Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) is to conduct randomized experiments using the pre/post-test design and measure learning. In this paper, we take a wider look, and use Learning Analytics to investigate how much students engage in voluntary practice with EER-Tutor, an ITS that teaches conceptual database design. We also investigate the relationship of voluntary practice in EER-Tutor with students’ learning. Over 75% of students used EER-Tutor for tutored problem solving. Students who completed at least five problems achieved significantly higher results on the assignment and exam. Given the benefits of tutored problem solving, we propose some modifications to the course.
Antonija (Tanja) Mitrovic is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She is the leader of the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group. Dr Mitrovic received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nis, Yugoslavia, in 1994. She is an associate editor of the following journals: International Journal on Artificial Intelligence in Education, IEEE Transactions on Teaching and Learning Technologies, and Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning (RPTEL). She has published more than 240 journal and conference papers, and was awarded the Distinguished Researcher Award in 2011 by the Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education. Professor Mitrovic was the President of the International Society for Artificial Intelligence in Education from 2013 to 2015, and is President Elect of APSCE. Her primary research interest is in student modeling.