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    Layered development and evaluation for intelligent support in exploratory environments: the case of microworlds

    Gutierrez-Santos, Sergio and Mavrikis, M. and Magoulas, George D. (2010) Layered development and evaluation for intelligent support in exploratory environments: the case of microworlds. In: Aleven, V. and Kay, J. and Mostow, J. (eds.) Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 1 6094. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 105-114. ISBN 9783642133886.

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    Abstract

    This paper focuses on microworlds, a special type of Exploratory Learning Environment, where students freely interact with the system to create their own models and constructions. Most microworlds developed so far provide integrated scaffolds to help students’ learning process, but the nature of the interaction makes it difficult to design, develop and evaluate explicit adaptive support according to students’ needs. Building on previous work in the field, this paper proposes a layered approach that simplifies the development and allows both formative and summative evaluation of the different components of the system. As a case study, we present the development of intelligent support for a microworld in the MiGen project, and discuss its evaluation that includes both technical and pedagogical experts of the team.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Computer Science and Information Systems
    Research Centre: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2011 15:31
    Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 13:22
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/3162

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