Faculty Advisor

Heffernan, Neil

Center

Worcester, MA

Abstract

This Interactive Qualifying Project introduces and discusses the Assistment program, comparing it to similar programs and analyzing its effectiveness through experimentation. Content was developed for the Assistment program and incorporated into an experiment. The purpose of the experiment is to produce data that can be used to determine whether scaffolding questions or hints, the two tutoring methods used by the Assistment program, are more effective teaching mechanisms. The resulting data suggests scaffolding questions are more effective than hints.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2007

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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