Learning How to Construct Models of Dynamic Systems: An Initial Evaluation of the Dragoon Intelligent Tutoring System

Kurt VanLehn, Jon Wetzel, Sachin Grover, Brett Van De Sande

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Abstract

Constructing models of dynamic systems is an important skill in both mathematics and science instruction. However, it has proved difficult to teach. Dragoon is an intelligent tutoring system intended to quickly and effectively teach this important skill. This paper describes Dragoon and an evaluation of it. The evaluation randomly assigned students in a university class to either Dragoon or baseline instruction that used Dragoon as an editor only. Among students who did use their systems, the tutored students scored reliably higher (p <.021, d = 1.06) on the post-test than the students who used only the conventional editor-based instruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7374728
Pages (from-to)154-167
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2017

Keywords

  • educational simulations
  • Intelligent tutoring systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications

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