Thesis project: Student Modelling based on Collaborative Dialogue with a Learning Companion
Eva L. Ragnemalm
In the research which formed the basis for my thesis I focused on
the adaptability of Intelligent Tutoring Systems
(ITS) and Intelligent Learning Environments (ILE).The aim was to have
the ITS/ILE adapt to the current knowledge of the student, in order to
help the student learn more efficiently. This meant that the ITS or ILE
needed to have some
kind of model of the student's knowledge (called a student model, SM).
The construction of the student model is not trivial since the
information available for constructing it is often scarce.
My thesis work presents
the idea of using collaborative dialogue with a computer based agent (a
Learning Companion) as a source of information on the student's
knowledge. This idea was inspired by the experience of being a teaching
assistant eavesdropping on human students collaborating on computer
My thesis work formed a project in collaboration with several other agents, among others the pulp mill constructing company Kamyr and the medical company Amersham Pharmacia Biotech, studying variations of the theme above using a MUD environment (I used to have it up and running, available to visitors, but can no longer maintain it, sorry). I defended my thesis in february 1999, my opponent was Professor Jim Greer, University of Sascatchewan, Canada.
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