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Using an Adaptive Collaboration Script to Promote Conceptual Chemistry Learning

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Chemistry students often learn to solve problems algorithmically, applying well-practiced procedures to problems. Such an approach may hinder development of conceptual understanding. We propose to promote conceptual learning by having pairs of students collaborate on problems in a virtual laboratory (VLab), assisted by a computer-mediated collaboration script that guides the students through the stages of scientific experimentation by adapting to a particular student’s (or dyad’s) skills. In this paper, we report on our early steps toward this goal, including technology development and an initial wizard-of-oz study.


  • Conceptual Learning
  • Tutor System
  • Intelligent Tutor System
  • Virtual Laboratory
  • Collaborative Problem

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Tsovaltzi, D. et al. (2008). Using an Adaptive Collaboration Script to Promote Conceptual Chemistry Learning. In: Woolf, B.P., Aïmeur, E., Nkambou, R., Lajoie, S. (eds) Intelligent Tutoring Systems. ITS 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5091. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg.

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