A Student Model to Assess self-explanation while Learning from Examples

Cristina Conati, Kurt VanLehn

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Abstract

The SE-Coach is a tutoring system that supports students in applying the learning strategy known as self-explanation - the process of clarifying to oneself the solution of an example. In this paper, we describe the student model used by the SE-Coach to assess the students’ self explanations and to provide hints to improve them. The assessment is based on the student’s prior physics knowledge and on the student’s studying actions. We describe a version of the user model based on a Bayesian network, and a simplified version that is more efficient but handles only examples with no inferential gaps in the solution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages303-305
Number of pages3
Volume407
ISBN (Print)9783211831519
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on User Modeling, UM 1999 - Banff, Canada
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 24 1999

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume407
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other7th International Conference on User Modeling, UM 1999
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period6/20/996/24/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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