Cognitive tutors as research platforms: Extending an established tutoring system for collaborative and metacognitive experimentation

Erin Walker, Kenneth Koedinger, Bruce McLaren, Nikol Rummel

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Abstract

Cognitive tutors have been shown to increase student learning in long-term classroom studies but would become even more effective if they provided collaborative support and metacognitive tutoring. Reconceptualizing an established tutoring system as a research platform to test different collaborative and metacognitive interventions would lead to gains in learning research. In this paper, we define a component-based architecture for such a platform, drawing from previous theoretical frameworks for tutoring systems. We then describe two practical implementation challenges not typically addressed by these frameworks. We detail our efforts to extend a cognitive tutor and evaluate our progress in terms of flexibility, control, and practicality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligent Tutoring Systems - 8th International Conference, ITS 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages207-216
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540351590, 9783540351597
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2006 - Jhongli, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Jun 26 2006Jun 30 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4053 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2006
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityJhongli
Period6/26/066/30/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Walker, E., Koedinger, K., McLaren, B., & Rummel, N. (2006). Cognitive tutors as research platforms: Extending an established tutoring system for collaborative and metacognitive experimentation. In Intelligent Tutoring Systems - 8th International Conference, ITS 2006, Proceedings (pp. 207-216). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4053 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/11774303_21