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Investigating the Relationship between Dialogue Structure and Tutoring Effectiveness: A Hidden Markov Modeling Approach
Kristy Elizabeth Boyer; Robert Phillips; Amy Ingram; Eun Young Ha; Michael Wallis; Mladen Vouk; James Lester
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education Vol. 21, No. 1 (2011) pp. 65–81
Identifying effective tutorial dialogue strategies is a key issue for intelligent tutoring systems research. Human-human tutoring offers a valuable model for identifying effective tutorial strategies, but extracting them is a challenge because of...
Developing Tools for Assessing and Using Commercially Available Reading Software Programs to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children
NHSA Dialog Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 350–354
As computers become an increasingly ubiquitous part of young children's lives there is a need to examine how best to harness digital technologies to promote learning in early childhood education contexts. The development of emergent literacy skills...
Assessing the Content and Quality of Commercially Available Reading Software Programs: Do They Have the Fundamental Structures to Promote the Development of Early Reading Skills in Children?
NHSA Dialog Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 319–342
The current study developed a taxonomy of reading skills and compared this taxonomy with skills being trained in 30 commercially available software programs designed to teach emergent literacy or literacy-specific skills for children in preschool,...
Investigating the Role of Student Motivation in Computer Science Education through One-on-One Tutoring
Computer Science Education Vol. 19, No. 2 (June 2009) pp. 111–135
The majority of computer science education research to date has focused on purely cognitive student outcomes. Understanding the "motivational" states experienced by students may enhance our understanding of the computer science learning process, and ...
Robert Kolvoord; Robyn Puffenbarger; Raymond McGhee; Roman Miller; Kenneth Overway; Kenneth Phillips; Lynne Ryan; Jennifer Sowers; Jordan Brown
Journal of STEM Education Vol. 17, No. 4 (Jan 17, 2017)
The Bridging the Valley (BTV) project brought four disparate Virginia institutions of higher education together to increase the number of STEM majors recruited and retained to earn degrees. Funded by the National Science Foundation STEM Talent...