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International Journal of Game-Based Learning Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 2012) pp. 90–110
Educational games intend to make learning more enjoyable, but carry the potential cost of compromising learning efficiency by consuming both instructional time and student cognitive resources. Therefore, instead of creating an educational game, the...
How to Construct More Accurate Student Models: Comparing and Optimizing Knowledge Tracing and Performance Factor Analysis
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2011) pp. 27–46
Student modeling is a fundamental concept applicable to a variety of intelligent tutoring systems (ITS). However, there is not a lot of practical guidance on how to construct and train such models. This paper compares two approaches for student...
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2001 (2001) pp. 1326–1331
AnimalWatch is a computer based tutor for mathematics instruction, designed for use by 10-12 year olds. AnimalWatch integrates mathematics problem solving with adventure narratives about endangered species (Atlantic Right Whale; Giant Panda;...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 2000 (2000) pp. 57–64
AnimalWatch is a mathematics tutor with enhanced adaptive feedback precisely tailored to girls' instructional needs. Three evaluation studies with fifth grade students support our hypothesis that adaptive feedback is beneficial to girls' math...
International Conference on Mathematics / Science Education and Technology 1999 (1999) pp. 565–570
Mathematics training is essential for participation in science and engineering careers, yet many students, especially girls, dislike and avoid math, and are therefore unprepared for university science majors and graduate programs. The goal of this...