Using the Beliefs of Self-Efficacy to Improve the Effectiveness of ITS: An Empirical Study

  • Francine Bica
  • Regina Verdin
  • Rosa Vicari
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4293)


This paper presents the preliminary results of the Student Model based on beliefs of Self-Efficacy aiming to improve the effectiveness of Intelligent Tutoring Systems. The Self-efficacy construct means the student’s belief on his own capacity of performing a task. This belief affects his behavior, motivation, affectivity and the choices he makes. We design an e-Learning System, called InteliWeb, this environment is composed by the Self-Efficacy Mediator Agent and offers instruction material on Biological sciences. We use fuzzy theory for dealing with uncertainty in the assessment of the students and the incomplete knowledge about his Self-Efficacy.


Linguistic Term Intelligent Tutoring System Student Model Personal Standard Task Accomplishment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francine Bica
    • 1
    • 3
  • Regina Verdin
    • 2
  • Rosa Vicari
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de InformáticaUniversidade do Rio Grande do Sul 
  2. 2.Programa de Pós-Graduação em Informática na EducaçãoUniversidade do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Faculdade Cenecista de OsórioOsório

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