publication . Article . 2004

Expertise, motivation and teaching in learning companion systems

Uresti, Jorge Adolfo Ramirez; du Boulay, Benedict;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2004
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This paper describes work carried out to explore the role of a learning companion as a teachable student of the human student. A LCS for Binary Boolean Algebra has been developed to explore the hypothesis that a learning companion with less expertise than the human student would be beneficial if the student taught it. The system implemented two companions with different expertise and two types of motivational conditions. An empirical evaluation was conducted. Although significant differential learning gains between the experimental conditions were not observed, differences in learner behaviour between these conditions were. In particular students in the motivate...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
free text keywords: LB, QA75, QA76
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