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ALPS: Bringing Active Inquiry into Active Problem Solving

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ALPS: Bringing Active Inquiry into Active Problem Solving
The ALPS project (Active Learning in Problem Solving) is building and evaluating an educational technology that combines cognitive tutors with a novel interactive questioning environment called Synthetic Interviews. Our goal is to develop an "active learning" environment that rivals the effectiveness of human tutors. The first version combines an existing cognitive algebra tutor with a virtual algebra teacher that students can query for additional help. Beta versions of the system have been used by over one hundred middle school (six, seventh, and eighth grade) students. This demonstration will allow participants to work through a simple algebra problem with the cognitive tutor while they ask deeper questions of the Synthetic Interview. KEYWORDS Cognitive Tutor Virtual Agent Active Learning
Scott M. Stevens, Albert T. Corbett, Kenneth R. Ko
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where IADIS
Authors Scott M. Stevens, Albert T. Corbett, Kenneth R. Koedinger, Angela Z. Wagner, Chih-Yu Chao, Harry Ulrich, Sharon Lesgold
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