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 publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages207-216
Number of pages10
Volume4053 LNCS
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
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)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

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

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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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4053 LNCS, pp. 207-216). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4053 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/11774303_21

Cognitive tutors as research platforms : Extending an established tutoring system for collaborative and metacognitive experimentation. / Walker, Erin; Koedinger, Kenneth; McLaren, Bruce; Rummel, Nikol.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4053 LNCS 2006. p. 207-216 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4053 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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 Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4053 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4053 LNCS, pp. 207-216, 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, ITS 2006, Jhongli, Taiwan, Province of China, 6/26/06. https://doi.org/10.1007/11774303_21
Walker E, Koedinger K, McLaren B, Rummel N. Cognitive tutors as research platforms: Extending an established tutoring system for collaborative and metacognitive experimentation. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4053 LNCS. 2006. p. 207-216. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/11774303_21
Walker, Erin ; Koedinger, Kenneth ; McLaren, Bruce ; Rummel, Nikol. / Cognitive tutors as research platforms : Extending an established tutoring system for collaborative and metacognitive experimentation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4053 LNCS 2006. pp. 207-216 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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