A Preliminary Study of a General Model for Supporting Tutorial Dialogues (2008)
Type of ContentConference Contributions - Published
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Computer Science and Software Engineering.
AuthorsWeerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A., Martin, B.show all
One of the critical factors contributing to the effectiveness of human tutoring is the conversational aspect of the instruction. We present a project with the goal of developing a general model for supporting tutorial dialogues 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 tutorial 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.
CitationWeerasinghe, A., Mitrovic, A. (2008) A Preliminary Study of a General Model for Supporting Tutorial Dialogues. Taipei, Taiwan: 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE2008), 27-31 Nov 2008. 125-132.
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