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Journal of e-Learning and Knowledge Society Vol. 7, No. 2 (2011) pp. 19–35
Our learning-by-teaching environment has students take on the role and responsibilities of a teacher to a virtual student named Betty. The environment is designed to help students learn and understand science topics for themselves as they teach and...
World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2011 (Jun 27, 2011) pp. 2898–2902
Computational thinking is a fundamental analytical ability to solve problems, design systems, and understand human behavior based on the fundamental concepts of computer science. The influence of computational thinking almost takes place on every...
A Scaffolding Framework to Support Learning of Emergent Phenomena Using Multi-Agent-Based Simulation Environments
Research in Science Education Vol. 45, No. 2 (April 2015) pp. 293–324
Students from middle school to college have difficulties in interpreting and understanding complex systems such as ecological phenomena. Researchers have suggested that students experience difficulties in reconciling the relationships between...
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 26, No. 1 (2016) pp. 350–364
This paper presents an overview of 10 years of research with the "Betty's Brain" computer-based learning environment. We discuss the theoretical basis for "Betty's Brain" and the learning-by-teaching paradigm. We also highlight...
Educational Technology Research and Development Vol. 61, No. 1 (February 2013) pp. 71–89
Betty's Brain is an open-ended learning environment in which students learn about science topics by teaching a virtual agent named Betty through the construction of a visual causal map that represents the relevant science phenomena. The task is...
Metacognition and Learning Vol. 9, No. 2 (August 2014) pp. 187–215
Metacognition and self-regulation are important for developing effective learning in the classroom and beyond, but novice learners often lack effective metacognitive and self-regulatory skills. However, researchers have demonstrated that...
Bobby Bodenheimer; Betsy Williams; Mattie Ruth Kramer; Karun Viswanath; Ramya Balachandran; Kadira Belynne; Gautam Biswas
Journal of Educational Technology & Society Vol. 12, No. 3 (2009) pp. 191–205
This article describes the design decisions, technical approach, and evaluation of the animation and interface components for an agent-based system that allows learners to learn by teaching. Students learn by teaching an animated agent using a...
Shallow strategy development in a teachable agent environment designed to support self-regulated learning
Computers & Education Vol. 62, No. 1 (March 2013) pp. 286–297
To support self-regulated learning (SRL), computer-based learning environments (CBLEs) are often designed to be open-ended and multidimensional. These systems incorporate diverse features that allow students to enact and reveal their SRL strategies...
Susan R. Goldman; Linda K. Zech; Gautam Biswas; Tom Noser; Helen Bateman; John Bransford; Thaddeus Crews; Allison Moore; Mitchell Nathan; Stephen Owens
Instructional Science: An International Journal of the Learning Sciences Vol. 27, No. 3 (1999) pp. 235–68
Examines mathematics problem solving in a computer software environment using graphical representations of the results of simulations with adolescent students. Discusses the strengths and limitations of inferring goals and plans, the use of verbal...
SURGE’s Evolution Deeper into Formal Representations: The Siren’s Call of Popular Game-Play Mechanics
Douglas Clark; Satyugjit Virk; Pratim Sengupta; Corey Brady; Mario Martinez-Garza; Kara Krinks; Stephen Killingsworth; John Kinnebrew; Gautam Biswas; Jacqueline Barnes; James Minstrell; Brian Nelson; Kent Slack; Cynthia D'Angelo
International Journal of Designs for Learning Vol. 7, No. 1 (Feb 03, 2016)
We have iteratively designed and researched five digital games focusing on Newtonian dynamics for middle school classrooms during the past seven years. The designs have evolved dramatically in terms of the roles and relationships of the formal...