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ERIC Number: EJ913338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1560-4292
Towards Individualized Dialogue Support for Ill-Defined Domains
Weerasinghe, Amali; Mitrovic, Antonija; Martin, Brent
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, v19 n4 p357-379 2009
One of the critical factors contributing to the effectiveness of human tutoring is the conversational aspect of the instruction. Our goal is to develop a general model for supporting dialogues with menu-based input that could be used in both well- and ill-defined instructional tasks. We have previously studied how human tutors provide additional support to students learning with an existing intelligent tutoring system. On the basis of these findings we developed a model for supporting dialogues, which we present in this paper. We used this model in a Wizard-of-Oz study to provide adaptive support. The results show that students did learn the relevant domain knowledge and that human tutors mostly agreed with the interventions generated from the model. (Contains 1 footnote, 1 table, and 12 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand