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ERIC Number: EJ1117635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-2146-7242
Use of Intelligent Tutor in Post-Secondary Mathematics Education in the United Arab Emirates
Dani, Anita; Nasser, Ramzi
Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology - TOJET, v15 n4 p152-162 Oct 2016
The purpose of this paper is to determine potential identifiers of students' academic success in foundation mathematics course from the data logs of the intelligent tutor Assessment for Learning using Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS). A cross-sectional study design was used. A sample of 152 records, which accounts to approximately 60% of the population, was extracted from the data-logs of the intelligent tutor, ALEKS. Two-step clustering, correlation and regression analysis, Chi-square analysis and ANOVA tests were applied to address the research questions. The data-logs of ALEKS include information about number of topics practiced and number of topics mastered by each student. A derived attribute, which is the ratio of "number of topics mastered" to "number of topics practiced" is found to be a predictor of final marks in the foundation mathematics course. This variable is represented by the name "mtop." Cluster classification based on this derived attribute resulted into three groups of students for which the mean values of the variable "mtop" are 0.80, 0.66 and 0.53 respectively. A moderately strong, positive and significant correlation was found between "mtop" and the final exam marks.
Sakarya University. Esentepe Campus, Adapazari 54000, Turkey. Tel: +90-505-2431868; Fax: +90-264-6141034; e-mail: tojet@sakarya.edu.tr; Web site: http://www.tojet.net
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates