Promoting self-regulated learning in an intelligent tutoring system for writing

Laura K. Allen, Danielle McNamara

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Abstract

The Writing Pal (W-Pal) is an intelligent tutoring system that was developed to improve students’ writing proficiency; however, it remains relatively unclear whether and how this system promotes self-regulated learning. In previous studies, we have begun to investigate the characteristics of students’ self-assessments, as well as whether interactions with W-Pal can lead to more accurate self-assessments and better writing performance. Here, we propose a series of three experiments that will test whether and how W-Pal can be used to enhance students’ self-regulated learning strategies and, consequently, influence their writing habits and the overall quality of their essays. These studies will examine the role of self-assessment in the writing process, and investigate how explicit instruction on writing criteria and self-regulated learning strategies can improve students’ writing processes and, ultimately, their writing proficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages827-830
Number of pages4
Volume9112
ISBN (Print)9783319197722
DOIs
StatePublished - 2015
Event17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Jun 22 2015Jun 26 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9112
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2015
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period6/22/156/26/15

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Keywords

  • Automated writing evaluation
  • Intelligent tutoring systems
  • Metacognition
  • Self-assessment
  • Self-regulated learning
  • Writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

Cite this

Allen, L. K., & McNamara, D. (2015). Promoting self-regulated learning in an intelligent tutoring system for writing. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9112, pp. 827-830). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9112). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-19773-9_125