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ERIC Number: EJ1126620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1560-4292
Evolution of an Intelligent Deductive Logic Tutor Using Data-Driven Elements
Mostafavi, Behrooz; Barnes, Tiffany
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, v27 n1 p5-36 Mar 2017
Deductive logic is essential to a complete understanding of computer science concepts, and is thus fundamental to computer science education. Intelligent tutoring systems with individualized instruction have been shown to increase learning gains. We seek to improve the way deductive logic is taught in computer science by developing an intelligent, data-driven logic tutor. We have augmented Deep Thought, an existing computer-based logic tutor, by adding data-driven methods, specifically; intelligent problem selection based on the student's current proficiency, automatically generated on-demand hints, and determination of student problem solving strategies based on clustering previous students. As a result, student tutor completion (the amount of the tutor the students completed) steadily improved as data-driven methods were added to Deep Thought, allowing students to be exposed to more logic concepts. We also gained additional insights into the effects of different course work and teaching methods on tutor effectiveness.
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Language: English
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