Collaboration in cognitive tutor use in Latin America: Field study and design recommendations

Amy Ogan, Erin Walker, Ryan S J D Baker, Genaro Rebolledo-Mendez, Maynor Jimenez Castro, Tania Laurentino, Adriana De Carvalho

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Abstract

Technology has the promise to transform educational practices worldwide. In particular, cognitive tutoring systems are an example of educational technology that has been extremely effective at improving mathematics learning over traditional classroom instruction. However, studies on the effectiveness of tutor software have been conducted mainly in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, and little is known about how these systems might be used in other contexts with differing classroom practices and values. To understand this question, we studied the usage of mathematics tutoring software for middle school at sites in three Latin American countries: Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica. While cognitive tutors were designed for individual use, we found that students in these classrooms worked collaboratively, engaging in interdependently paced work and conducting work away from their own computer. In this paper we present design recommendations for how cognitive tutors might be incorporated into different classroom practices, and better adapted for student needs in these environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
Pages1381-1390
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 24 2012
Event30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: May 5 2012May 10 2012

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings

Other

Other30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period5/5/125/10/12

Keywords

  • Cognitive tutors
  • Collaborative learning
  • Cultural adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Ogan, A., Walker, E., Baker, R. S. J. D., Rebolledo-Mendez, G., Castro, M. J., Laurentino, T., & De Carvalho, A. (2012). Collaboration in cognitive tutor use in Latin America: Field study and design recommendations. In Conference Proceedings - The 30th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2012 (pp. 1381-1390). (Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1145/2207676.2208597