Designing a personal assistant for life-long learning (PAL3)

William Swartout, Benjamin D. Nye, Arno Hartholt, Adam Reilly, Arthur C. Graesser, Kurt VanLehn, Jon Wetzel, Matt Liewer, Fabrizio Morbini, Brent Morgan, Lijia Wang, Grace Benn, Milton Rosenberg

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Abstract

Learners' skills decay during gaps in instruction, since they lack the structure and motivation to continue studying. To meet this challenge, the PAL3 system was designed to accompany a learner throughout their career and mentor them to build and maintain skills through: 1) the use of an embodied pedagogical agent (Pal), 2) a persistent learning record that drives a student model which estimates forgetting, 3) an adaptive recommendation engine linking to both intelligent tutors and traditional learning resources, and 4) game-like mechanisms to promote engagement (e.g., leaderboards, effort-based point rewards, unlocking customizations). The design process for PAL3 is discussed, from the perspective of insights and revisions based on a series of formative feedback and evaluation sessions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2016
PublisherAAAI Press
Pages491-496
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781577357568
StatePublished - 2016
Event29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2016 - Key Largo, United States
Duration: May 16 2016May 18 2016

Other

Other29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2016
CountryUnited States
CityKey Largo
Period5/16/165/18/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Swartout, W., Nye, B. D., Hartholt, A., Reilly, A., Graesser, A. C., VanLehn, K., Wetzel, J., Liewer, M., Morbini, F., Morgan, B., Wang, L., Benn, G., & Rosenberg, M. (2016). Designing a personal assistant for life-long learning (PAL3). In Proceedings of the 29th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference, FLAIRS 2016 (pp. 491-496). AAAI Press.