Situated Pedagogical Authoring: Authoring Intelligent Tutors from a Student’s Perspective

  • H. Chad Lane
  • Mark G. Core
  • Matthew J. Hays
  • Daniel Auerbach
  • Milton Rosenberg
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9112)

Abstract

We describe the Situated Pedagogical Authoring (SitPed) system that seeks to allow non-technical authors to create ITS content for soft-skills training, such as counseling skills. SitPed is built on the assertion that authoring tools should use the learner’s perspective to the greatest extent possible. SitPed provides tools for creating tasks lists, authoring assessment knowledge, and creating tutor messages. We present preliminary findings of a two-phase study comparing authoring in SitPed to an ablated version of the same system and a spreadsheet-based control. Findings suggest modest advantages for SitPed in terms of the quality of the authored content and student learning.

Keywords

Authoring tools Intelligent tutoring systems Virtual humans 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Chad Lane
    • 1
  • Mark G. Core
    • 2
  • Matthew J. Hays
    • 2
  • Daniel Auerbach
    • 2
  • Milton Rosenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Psychology and Illinois Informatics InstituteUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Creative TechnologiesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaPlaya VistaUSA

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