Progressor: Personalized visual access to programming problems

Fedor Bakalov, I. Han Hsiao, Peter Brusilovsky, Birgitta König-Ries

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Abstract

This paper presents Progressor, a visualization of open student models intended to increase the student's motivation to progress on educational content. The system visualizes not only the user's own model, but also the peers' models. It allows sorting the peers' models using a number of criteria, including the overall progress and the progress on a specific topic. Also, in this paper we present results of a classroom study confirming our hypothesis that by showing a student the peers' models and ranking them by progress it is possible to increase the student's motivation to compete and progress in e-learning systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011
Pages205-208
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2011Sep 22 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human Centric Computing, VL/HCC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period9/18/119/22/11

Keywords

  • e-learning
  • open social student model
  • open user model
  • self-assessment
  • visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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