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ERIC Number: EJ1134399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
The Design and Development of the Dragoon Intelligent Tutoring System for Model Construction: Lessons Learned
Wetzel, Jon; VanLehn, Kurt; Butler, Dillan; Chaudhari, Pradeep; Desai, Avaneesh; Feng, Jingxian; Grover, Sachin; Joiner, Reid; Kong-Sivert, Mackenzie; Patade, Vallabh; Samala, Ritesh; Tiwari, Megha; van de Sande, Brett
Interactive Learning Environments, v25 n3 p361-381 2017
This paper describes Dragoon, a simple intelligent tutoring system which teaches the construction of models of dynamic systems. Modelling is one of seven practices dictated in two new sets of educational standards in the U.S.A., and Dragoon is one of the first systems for teaching model construction for dynamic systems. Dragoon can be classified as a step-based tutoring system that uses example-tracing, an explicit pedagogical policy and an open learner model. Dragoon can also be used for computer-supported collaborative learning, and provides tools for classroom orchestration. This paper describes the features, user interfaces, and architecture of Dragoon; compares and contrasts Dragoon with other intelligent tutoring systems; and presents a brief overview of formative and summative evaluations of Dragoon in both high school and college classes. Of four summative evaluations, three found that students who used Dragoon learned more about the target system than students who did equivalent work without Dragoon.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: IIS1123823; N0001413C0029