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Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 19, No. 1 (February 2006) pp. 63–77
In 2003 multimedia-based English Trailers (www.english-trailers.com) joined the vast array of web sites dedicated to language learning enabling students, either autonomously or in a CALL classroom, to study English via movie commercials. To assist...
Computer Assisted Language Learning Vol. 21, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 167–180
This paper outlines the knowledge and attitudes that 57 language teachers in Japan have regarding copyright laws in relation to using external materials in the classroom. A 13-item online survey was distributed, and semi-structured interviews were...
The ASSISTments Ecosystem: Building a Platform That Brings Scientists and Teachers Together for Minimally Invasive Research on Human Learning and Teaching
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 24, No. 4 (December 2014) pp. 470–497
The ASSISTments project is an ecosystem of a few hundred teachers, a platform, and researchers working together. Development professionals help train teachers and get teachers to participate in studies. The platform and these teachers help...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 18, No. 2 (April 2007) pp. 207–230
Limited classroom time available in middle school mathematics classes forces teachers to choose between assisting students' development and assessing students' abilities. To help teachers make better use of their time, we are integrating assistance...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 22, No. 4 (December 2011) pp. 523–550
This study demonstrates the ability of an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) to increase parental engagement in student learning. A parent notification feature was developed for the web-based ASSISTment ITS that allows parents to log into their own...
British Journal of Educational Technology Vol. 45, No. 3 (May 23, 2014) pp. 487–501
Information and communication technology (ICT)-enhanced research methods such as educational data mining (EDM) have allowed researchers to effectively model a broad range of constructs pertaining to the student, moving from traditional assessments...
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Conference on Learning @ Scale 2016 (2016)
In this paper, we present a dataset consisting of data generated from 22 previously and currently running randomized controlled experiments inside the ASSISTments online learning platform. This dataset provides data mining opportunities for...
Journal of Research on Technology in Education Vol. 41, No. 3 (2009) pp. 331–359
This study compared learning for fifth grade students in two math homework conditions. The paper-and-pencil condition represented traditional homework, with review of problems in class the following day. The Web-based homework condition provided...
Journal of Educational Computing Research Vol. 43, No. 4 (2010) pp. 489–510
ASSISTments is a web-based math tutor designed to address the need for timely student assessment while simultaneously providing instruction, thereby avoiding lost instruction time that typically occurs during assessment. This article presents a...
Topics: Middle School Education
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2011) pp. 47–63
The well established, gold standard approach to finding out what works in education research is to run a randomized controlled trial (RCT) using a standard pre-test and post-test design. RCTs have been used in the intelligent tutoring community for...
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...
Journal of Interactive Learning Research Vol. 19, No. 2 (April 2008) pp. 185–224
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the phenomena of "gaming the system," where a learner attempts to succeed in an educational environment by exploiting properties of the system's help and feedback rather than by attempting to...
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2011) pp. 5–25
Intelligent tutors have become increasingly accurate at detecting whether a student knows a skill, or knowledge component (KC), at a given time. However, current student models do not tell us exactly at which point a KC is learned. In this paper, we ...
Neil T. Heffernan; Korinn S. Ostrow; Kim Kelly; Douglas Selent; Eric G. Van Inwegen; Xiaolu Xiong; Joseph Jay Williams
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 26, No. 2 (2016) pp. 615–644
Due to substantial scientific and practical progress, learning technologies can effectively adapt to the characteristics and needs of students. This article considers how learning technologies can adapt over time by crowdsourcing contributions from...