|Dear Education and Learning Innovator,
April 12th CEL is proud to offer a workshop by Dr. Vincent Aleven on Intelligent Tutoring Systems. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the Cognitive Tutor Authoring Tools (CTAT) developed by Vincent and his colleagues. The workshop targets people from many backgrounds: instructional research/design, education, educational psychology, educational technology, human-computer interaction and does not require programming skill.
Vincent Aleven is Associate Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA). In his keynote address at the 2016 CEL Annual Meeting, he presented a non-programmer approach to authoring intelligent tutoring systems, CTAT, and in particular ‘example-tracing tutors’. Intelligent tutoring systems (including example-tracing tutors) support learning-by-doing through complex problem-solving scenarios. They provide adaptive feedback and hints with the steps of problems, and are capable of individualized problem selection based on a learner model. Five recent meta-reviews indicate that intelligent tutoring systems can help students learn better, compared to other forms of instruction.
Tutors built with CTAT can be easily embedded in many learning management systems, e-learning platforms, and MOOC platforms, through integration based on the SCORM and LTI e-learning interoperability standards, or through integration as an edX Xblock. They can also be deployed in Tutorshop, a learning management system developed by the Erasmus University, specifically geared towards intelligent tutoring systems, that is available for research or piloting purposes.
Vincent Aleven, Sylvia Walsarie Wolff, and Bas Giesbers