Automated tutoring system: Mobile Collaborative Experiential Learning (MCEL)

Song, Insu, and Bhati, Abhishek Singh (2014) Automated tutoring system: Mobile Collaborative Experiential Learning (MCEL). In: Proceedings of the 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, pp. 318-320. From: ICALT 2014: 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 7-9 July 2014, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

This paper reports a new simulated smart learning environment, called MCEL (Mobile Collaborative Experiential Learning). MCEL provides automated, continuous, personalized, formative feedback. Students interact with the simulated learning system via simple text messages using mobile devices in order to change the state of the system to a desired state over time. In the process, students engage in complex problem solving activities, and the system provides continuous formative assessment to help the students achieve learning objectives. Unlike conventional summative assessment approaches, students acquire set competency levels during their journey to achieving certain goals while interacting with the simulated system. MCEL allows instructors easily define learning journeys using event-condition-action (ECA) rules and reliable structured-text parser. A pilot study of MCEL is conducted and evaluated on a group of twenty IT students. Their participation is observed and a survey is conducted. The evaluation result show that MCEL supports constructive alignment in curriculum design, contextualized experimental learning, and personalized formative learning.

Item ID: 37941
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: automated tutoring, mobile learning, formative assessment, experiential learning, simulated learning system, intelligent text parser
ISBN: 978-1-4799-4038-7
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 16:20
FoR Codes: 08 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing > 080105 Expert Systems @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 30%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8903 Information Services > 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930599 Education and Training Systems not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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