Data-Driven Method for Assessing Skill-Opportunity Recognition in Open Procedural Problem Solving Environments

  • Michael John Eagle
  • Tiffany Barnes
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7315)


Our research goal is to use data-driven methods to generate the basic functionalities of intelligent tutoring systems. In open procedural problem solving environments, the tutor gives users a goal with little to no restrictions on how to reach it. Knowledge components refer to not only skill application, but also applicable skill-opportunity recognition. Syntax and logic errors further confound the results with ambiguity in error detection. In this work, we present a domain independent method of assessing skill-opportunity recognition. The results of this method can be used to provide automatic feedback to users as well as to assess users problem solving abilities.


Educational Data Mining Interaction Network 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael John Eagle
    • 1
  • Tiffany Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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