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Analyzing Learning Gains in a Competition Intelligent Tutoring System

  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
  • Manuel Fernández Molina
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8474)

Abstract

We designed and implemented the ISCARE tutor which enables competition one against one solving a collection of exercises in a limited amount of time, with a double adaptation: adaptation of matches so that students with similar knowledge levels are paired; and adaptation of exercises. This study proves that a competition system with the characteristics of ISCARE can be an effective tool for learning, producing important learning gains during the learning process.

Keywords

assessment competition learning gains motivation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino
    • 1
  • Carlos Delgado Kloos
    • 1
  • Manuel Fernández Molina
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Telematic EngineeringUniversidad Carlos III de MadridSpain

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