Identifier

etd-050307-134149

Abstract

Detection and prevention of off-task student behavior in an Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) has gained a significant amount of attention in recent years. Previous work in these areas have shown some success and improvement. However, the research has largely ignored the incorporation of the expert on student behavior in the classroom: the teacher. Our research re-evaluates the subjects of off-task behavior detection and prevention by developing metrics for student engagement in an ITS using teacher observations of student behavior in the classroom. We present an exploratory analysis of such metrics and the data gathered from the teachers. For off-task prevention we developed a visual reporting tool that displays a representation of a student's activity in an ITS as they progress and gives a valuable immediate report for the instructor.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Computer Science

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2007-05-03

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Behavior, Learning, Visualization, Intelligent tutoring systems, Learning, Psychology of

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