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ERIC Number: EJ1145831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1939-1382
Learning How to Construct Models of Dynamic Systems: An Initial Evaluation of the Dragoon Intelligent Tutoring System
VanLehn, Kurt; Wetzel, Jon; Grover, Sachin; van de Sande, Brett
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, v10 n2 p154-167 Apr-Jun 2017
Constructing models of dynamic systems is an important skill in both mathematics and science instruction. However, it has proved difficult to teach. Dragoon is an intelligent tutoring system intended to quickly and effectively teach this important skill. This paper describes Dragoon and an evaluation of it. The evaluation randomly assigned students in a university class to either Dragoon or baseline instruction that used Dragoon as an editor only. Among students who did use their systems, the tutored students scored reliably higher (p < 0.021, d = 1.06) on the post-test than the students who used only the conventional editor-based instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research (ONR); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N0001413C0029; 1123823