Feedback and revising in an intelligent tutoring system for writing strategies

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Abstract

This study investigates students' essay revising in the context of an intelligent tutoring system called Writing Pal (W-Pal), which combines strategy instruction, game-based practice, essay writing practice, and automated formative feedback. We examine how high school students use W-Pal feedback to revise essays in two different contexts: a typical approach that emphasizes intensive writing practice, and an alternative approach that offers less writing practice with more direct strategy instruction. Results indicate that students who wrote fewer essays, but received W-Pal strategy instruction, were more likely to make substantive revisions that implemented specific recommendations conveyed by the automated feedback. Additional analyses consider the role of motivation and perceived learning on students' revising behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings
Pages259-268
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 16 2013
Event16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013 - Memphis, TN, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7926 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other16th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2013
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis, TN
Period7/9/137/13/13

Keywords

  • Automated feedback
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Motivation
  • Natural language processing
  • Writing instruction
  • Writing strategies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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    Roscoe, R., Snow, E. L., & McNamara, D. (2013). Feedback and revising in an intelligent tutoring system for writing strategies. In Artificial Intelligence in Education - 16th International Conference, AIED 2013, Proceedings (pp. 259-268). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7926 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39112-5-27