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ERIC Number: EJ836295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Evaluating an Intelligent Tutoring System for Design Patterns: The DEPTHS Experience
Jeremic, Zoran; Jovanovic, Jelena; Gasevic, Dragan
Educational Technology & Society, v12 n2 p111-130 2009
The evaluation of intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) is an important though often neglected stage of ITS development. There are many evaluation methods available but literature does not provide clear guidelines for the selection of evaluation method(s) to be used in a particular context. This paper describes the evaluation study of DEPTHS, an intelligent tutoring system for learning software design patterns. The study which took place during the spring semester 2006 was aimed at assessing the system's effectiveness and the accuracy of the applied student model. It also targeted the evaluation of the students' subjective experiences with the system. (Contains 8 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Serbia