Beetle-Grow: An Effective Intelligent Tutoring System to Support Conceptual Change

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We will demonstrate the Beetle-Grow intelligent tutoring system, which combines active experimentation, self-explanation, and formative feedback using natural language interaction. It runs in a standard web browser and has a fresh, engaging design. The underlying back-end system has previously been shown to be highly effective in teaching basic electricity and electronics concepts.Beetle-Grow has been designed to capture student interaction and indicators of learning in a form suitable for data mining, and to support future work on building tools for interactive tutoring that improve after experiencing interaction with students, as human tutors do.We are interested in partnering with teachers and other education researchers to carry out large-scale user trials with Beetle-Grow in the classroom and remotely.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationL@S '16 Proceedings of the Third (2016) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-3726-7
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016
EventThird (2016) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 25 Apr 201626 Apr 2016


ConferenceThird (2016) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale
Abbreviated titleL@S 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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