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Embedding Intelligent Tutoring Systems in MOOCs and e-Learning Platforms

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Intelligent tutoring systems (ITS) and MOOCs tend to have complementary pedagogical approaches, but their combination is rarely (if ever) seen. A key obstacle may be technical integration. We present a generalizable case study of extending ITS authoring technology to make tutors easily embeddable into a variety of MOOC/e-learning platforms and run on a range of web-enabled devices. We enhanced the domain-independent Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) to enable integration of CTAT tutors into multiple environments. A salient lesson learned is that use of widely-used web-based technologies (HTML and JavaScript) may be a major factor in ITS uptake. Also, we found that embedding tutors into existing LMS is challenging, but environment-specific changes can be isolated in a generalizable manner.

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  • ITS
  • MOOCs
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • Cross-platform interoperability

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Aleven, V., Sewall, J., Popescu, O., Ringenberg, M., van Velsen, M., Demi, S. (2016). Embedding Intelligent Tutoring Systems in MOOCs and e-Learning Platforms. In: Micarelli, A., Stamper, J., Panourgia, K. (eds) Intelligent Tutoring Systems. ITS 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 9684. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39583-8_49

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